Joel Lee McCoy

November 3, 1976 - June 3, 2020

11/03/1976 - 06/03/2020

CHESAPEAKE – FCACS (SW) Joel L. McCoy, USN, 43, died June 3, 2020.  Macjack was born in Warner Robins, GA to Gerry and Larraine McCoy.  He was an Eagle Scout and a Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts of America.  He had served in the US Navy for over 25 years and had earned the rank of Senior Chief.  In his free time, Macjack was an avid fisherman and known to be a sort of “fish whisperer” and outdoorsman.  He enjoyed 3D printing, working on cars and wood working, especially making custom pens.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 22 years, Lisa M. McCoy; daughters, Krista I. McCoy and Elizabeth J. McCoy of Chesapeake; parents, Gerry and Larraine of Hueytown, AL; paternal grandmother, Jewel McCoy of Pell City, AL; brother, Eric McCoy of Hueytown, AL; and a host of other family and friends.
A celebration of life picnic and gathering will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 11:00 am at Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320 at picnic shelters 3, 4 and 5.  All family and friends are invited to attend.  Express condolences to the family, below.

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Cardice Just
1 year ago

Joel and I worked many a midwatches onboard USS Cape St George together.
Always made sure we had plenty of coffee to keep us up all night .Will miss you my brother

Ken Adams
2 years ago

Joel I will never forget you and your beautiful family! Always inviting my family over to your home in Colonial Beach VA. I have so many memories of you. So many times you helped me with fixing my computer or doing work on my car. Just the conversations we had all the time. I love and appreciate you and your beautiful family so very much. You will be missed by many people who you made an impact in their life! Thank you for your service brother! Lisa just know that Vicki and I will keep you and your beautiful daughters in our thoughts and prayers. Love you guys! ❤️ ❤️ Let us know if you need anything!! ❤️ ❤️

Robert Hicks
2 years ago

Rest in peace brother until we meet again.

Mike Williams
2 years ago

Joel was a terrific mentor and source of strength through my season. Incredibly calm, encouraging and optimistic, I know that he is in Heaven watching us now. I’ll endeavor to make you proud Joel. I am blessed to have known you and I will see you again one day! God Bless Joel!

ET2(SW) Jesse Webster
2 years ago

I had the honor of serving with him on two of the finest warships in the Navy. As an FC1 on the Cape St. George and again several years later on the Preble. We got to ride motorcycles a couple times together. I remember him telling a story about taking off on a ride from San Diego to clear his head and the next thing he new he was in Las Vegas. He always had words of wisdom for me almost every time we talked. I will miss you shipmate. Fair winds and following seas. Praying for your family and I know you have found peace.

JP Peña
2 years ago

It was an absolute pleasure having you as a neighbor and a co-worker. There’s so much I’m going to miss; the fist bumps in the p-ways, chatting at my desk, and weekend morning conversation/advice you would share on your porch. I’m a better JO because of you. We would joke with my 7 yr old son, asking if he had a secret clearance because, in your words “you’re about to hear some classified shit.” and laugh. Landyn brings it up all time. My wife and I talk about the day we both went into your house and you were SO proud to show us Krista and Elizabeth little hand molds in the glass case, how much your eyes lit up talking about them. You were so proud of them. We miss you Joel. Rest easy my friend!

David & Jennie White
2 years ago

We will truly miss our neighbor Joel. Our hearts feel for all the family.

Omoyungbo Olusegun Adeola
2 years ago

May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace brother sleep tight.

Rich Ortwine
2 years ago

Words cannot express how we all feel right now; however I will leave some good memories. One night on duty you asked me to come down to the HT shop to help you with a project where we went though all of MR2’s cutting tips to machine out the primer in the round that would soon house the Chiefs coin in the mug you would make. Here is one for Mike Jones. Mike decided to prank Joel by I believe tin foiling his coffee mug so of course there had to be retaliation. Next night on duty I went to the commissary on base and bought jello. The next morning we served Mike his coffee mug encased in a jello mold on a silver platter with wiped cream around the bottom of it. Finally, Joel was my liberty buddy along with Kevin and John through my last deployment. I believe we damn near drank the entire South Pacific out of beer…well at least we gave it our best shot. Ill see you again my friend. I wish I had not been so distant these past couple of years. RIP Brother! Lisa I am so very sorry.

FCAC Chris Sabens
2 years ago

Joel was honestly one of the smartest, barvest, and most talented people I’ve ever met. He was one of my most cherished mentors and friends. There are so many things I want to say about this man, but don’t have the time or space to. He is a legend and will be deeply missed. Rest easy, brother. I have the watch for you.