Mark Q. McCoy

Mark McCoy
Mark McCoy

Mark McCoy, 62, of Amarillo, TX passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Memorial Services will be at 10:30 Saturday, July 11th at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mark was born on October 11, 1957, in Washington State to Bob Cook and Lucille Cook but he moved at a young age to Amarillo and grew up there. He was later adopted by C.E. (Jack) McCoy, his mother’s second husband, and the man he came to think of as his Dad.  He attended Tascosa High School.  Following high school, he went to work in the automotive tire business and soon built his own business as Autco Tire in Wolflin Village which he owned and ran until 2017 when he sold the business.  He was married to Elizabeth McCoy for over 30 years.  In 2011 he met Rebecca Gruhlkey and they were married in 2013.  Mark was one of those individuals who was interested in everything.  He was a licensed pilot and a master diver.  He enjoyed travel and anything to do with food.  He enjoyed participating and sponsoring the chamber BBQ cook-offs and loved just cooking at home for family and friends.  In the last few years, his favorite past time was spending time with his grandkids.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents Lucille McCoy, C.E. (Jack) McCoy and Bob Cook.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca McCoy; his stepsons, Jeremy Gruhlkey and wife Naeun Rim, of Los Angeles, and Bradley Gruhlkey, of Amarillo; his grandchildren, Claire Harvey, Asher Gruhlkey, and Danni Gruhlkey, all of Amarillo; his daughter-in-law, Elana Harvey, of Amarillo; his sisters, Brenda McCoy, of Amarillo, and Mary Lois Rogers, of Weatherford, TX; his brothers, Steve McCoy and wife Marcy, of Edmond, OK, and Joe McCoy and wife Dana Ruth, of Weatherford, TX; and numerous nephews, nieces and grand-nephews & grand-nieces.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Cal Farley Boys Ranch, the Downtown Women’s Center, or the local charity of your choice.

 

11 Replies to “Mark Q. McCoy”

  1. Dear Rebecca,

    Our deepest condolences to you and the whole family, I met Mark in person during a dinner when he joined you at a Truven conference, I remember him as such a very kind person, so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with Mark and the whole family.

    Koen

  2. Rebecca,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mark was truly an amazing
    individual, he was kind, generous, and one of the most positive
    humans anywhere. He will be missed !
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Phil and Carol Robinson

  3. To Rebecca, Steve & Marcy, and the entire family, … our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Mark. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time and we trust you will find peace. Steve and Jennifer Webb, Las Cruces, New Mexico

  4. Becca,
    Kerry and I regret that we are unable to attend Mark’s memorial this morning. You know that we love you and we will always be ready to help or visit or answer the phone at 2 a.m. Although we did not know Mark well, he cooked a great steak and he made you laugh. We know you will miss his presence and partnership. It isn’t easy. Remember that you are surrounded by family and friends to rely on for support and that it’s okay to ask for and accept our offerings of assistance.

  5. We are so very sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers. I know Mark wasn’t feeling well when we were there at Thanksgiving but he put up such a brave front. You have our deepest sympathy.

  6. Rebecca and Family,

    I was saddened to learn of the passing of Mark. I pray God brings you comfort during this very difficult time.

    Stacey

  7. I have no words Becca. My heart is broken for you and the entire family. Mark was such a nice and kind man. May God comfort you all during this time of sorrow. Much love, Melba and Kelly Fenwick

  8. Becca, I don’t think I could have been blessed with a better brother-in-law. You know way better than I do that Mark was a caring, supportive, giving, and all around amazing husband, but I did have the good fortune of watching you two together over the last several years. I marveled at your loving care for each other and the generally easy way you two had with each other. When you and Mark got married, he immediately became family. I like to think we accepted Mark, but what was truly admirable was the way he accepted us while still being true to himself. I know that words can’t express the nature or magnitude of your loss. Mark will be dearly missed. Love to you and yours, especially to your grandkids.

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