Coy Lee McPherson, 85, of Risco, Mo., died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Born May 5, 1919, in Conway, Ark., son of the late Howard Benton and Gertrude Tullos McPherson, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during WWII and a member of the V.F.W.
Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Evans, of Risco, Mo., Sandy Fuemmeler, of Lebanon, Mo. and Charlotte Winchester, of Caruthersville, Mo.; four brothers, Howard McPherson, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Walter McPherson, of Village, Fla., Eugene McPherson, of Moberly, Mo. and Joe Stewart; three sisters, Virginia Hatch, of Michigan, Juanita Yarbro, of Poplar Bluff and Margie Mitchell, of Eldon, Mo.; companion, Gertrude Dillenger, of Risco; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and James McPherson and two sisters, Mayrene Morgan and Corean Leathers.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
There will be a private burial at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo.
Landess Funeral Home of Malden, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.