Obituary of Charles F. McCoy
Retired Mountain Lakes Chief of Police
December 15, 1939 – January 29, 2021
Charles F. McCoy, of Boonton, NJ, passed away at the age of 81 on Friday, January 29, 2021. Charlie was born on December 15, 1939 to Doris and Charles ("Slim") McCoy. He spent 32 years as an officer with the Mountain Lakes Police Department, retiring as Chief in 1998 to begin a second career in corporate security.
Charlie served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer from 1961-1967, and his volunteer efforts with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Morris County Police Chiefs Association (former President), and the 200 Club of Morris County (former President) touched the lives of many. He was a valued member of the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, Harmony Senior Drum Corps, and the founder of Harmony-in-Motion in Boonton, NJ.
Charlie was an avid Lehigh wrestling supporter, animal lover and drum corps enthusiast. He was never happier than when he was helping people, whether it be ensuring that a child crossed the street safely on the way to Wildwood Elementary School or providing advice to young officers looking to establish themselves. His friends and family can attest that his many loves included fishing, golfing, gardening, classical music, reading and beach vacations.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 51 years, JoAnn Kibler McCoy, daughters, Meagan McCoy and Shannon (Alan) Bull, and his two grandsons, Logan and Owen Bull.
DUE TO WEATHER AND SAFETY THERE WILL BE A DRIVE-THRU MEMORIAL VISITING to be held on Thursday, February 4th, from 12-3 PM at Codey & Mackey Funeral Home, 107 Essex Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005 . Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Charlie's name to either: Sheryl's Den Animal Rescue, PO Box 175, West Milford, NJ 07480 or the 200 Club of Morris County, PO Box 231, Succasunna, NJ 07876.
And, as Charlie would always say . . . Give yourself a hug!
Outdoor Drive-Thru Visitation at Funeral Home
DUE TO WEATHER AND SAFETY THERE WILL BE A DRIVE-THRU MEMORIAL VISITING
107 Essex Avenue
Boonton, NJ 07005
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