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George McKoy

October 4, 1948 — August 25, 2023

George McKoy

George McKoy was born October 4, 1948, in Ada, Oklahoma to Reverend Clifton and Maudine (Inscore) McKoy. As a minister's son, George attended several elementary schools including Stonewall, Fox and Ryan where his dad was a minister. He graduated from Pawhuska High School in 1966 where he played basketball and football.

After high school, George attended Independence Jr. College, Independence, Missouri and subsequently transferred to East Central Oklahoma State University to play football. While at East Central, he pledged and was initiated into Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and remained an active Pike alumnus until his death.

During college, George left school and joined the Marine Corps. After Boot Camp at Camp Pendleton, he played football for the Marine Corps while stationed at Quantico, Virginia. From there he was stationed at Camp LeJeune and spent a year at Camp Schwab in Okinawa before his last duty station at El Torro Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, California. After serving three years, he was honorably discharged from the service and returned to East Central University to complete his Bachelor's degree and subsequently obtained a Masters Degree in Secondary Education.

On February 5, 1972, George and Carolyn A. Cross were married in Sulphur, Oklahoma. George and Carolyn celebrated 51 years of marriage together. George began his career with the U. S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons in Terre Haute, Indiana and retired as a Senior Instructor at their Management and Special Training Center in Denver, Colorado. George and Carolyn returned to Oklahoma in 2016 after living in California, Indiana, Texas and Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Patricia K. McKoy; his grandparents George and Vallie McKoy and Pat and Grace Inscore. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of the home and two cousins, J. Angela Ables of Oklahoma City and Cynthia A. Brady and husband Larry, Ada, Oklahoma and a loving caregiver and family friend, Cheryl Wilburn.

A life-long Methodist, George was a member of the Quail Springs United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City at the time of his death. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, friends consider Quail Springs United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City or the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for a charitable contribution.Interment will be in Sulphur, Oklahoma at Oaklawn Cemetery.

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Past Services

Funeral Service

Thursday, August 31, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

May Ave - Smith & Kernke Funeral Homes & Crematory

14624 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73134


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Graveside Service

Friday, September 1, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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