October 12, 2023

Newton Arnold McCoy, 80, passed away on Thursday October 5, 2023, at the Norton Community Hospital after several years of declining health which had left him bedridden.

Newton was born June 2,1943 on Bold Camp in Pound, VA. He was a 1961 graduate of Pound High School where he played football and other sports. He later went on to further his education at Emory & Henry College and ETSU. After graduating, Newton briefly taught school at Clintwood and Coeburn before later becoming an Insurance Adjuster which would frequently take him away from home for months at a time when hurricanes or other natural disasters would strike. Some years later he would also pass the bar exam and practiced law for a time before his health deteriorated. When he was able, he attended Hamilton Chapel Church. Newton loved to read, play golf, watch football and watch his favorite television shows. While he was still able, he enjoyed taking day trips with Irene and their dogs.

Newton was preceded in death by his parents Kermit and Ada (Smith) McCoy; two daughters, Valerie Lynn McCoy and infant daughter, Casey McCoy and his son Colley Brennen McCoy.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years Irene (Paragon) McCoy-Pound VA; his son Conner McCoy and companion Heather Cox-Pound, VA; step grandchildren Ray Lane and Mackenzie Lane; special niece and nephew, Lanny and Matthew Bolling; several cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

Funeral services were conducted at 7:00 p.m. Saturday October 7, 2023 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel; Elder Danny Baker officiated. The family received friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. Graveside services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday October 8, 2023, in the McCoy Cemetery on Cumbo Road in Pound, VA where Conner McCoy, Rayl Lane, Mackenzie Lane, Tommy Paragon, Tony Paragon and J T Polk served as pallbearers. Family and friends were asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 1:00 p.m. to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Life Care Ambulance, Pound Rescue Squad, Intrepid Home Health the ER and ICU personel of Norton Community Hospital for care they gave Newton.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Pound Rescue Squad or the Shriner’s Children s Hospital.

Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Newton Arnold McCoy.