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April 12, 1929 - June 15, 2019
Coy Keck, age 90, passed away peacefully at home in Tillatoba, MS surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 15, 2019. He was born in Vilonia, Arkansas to his parents Louis and Mary Ellen Keck.
He was happily married to his wife Margie for 60 wonderful years. Their two children, Kelli and Tracy, were the pride of his life. His love for videography often found him behind the camera during holidays and around town. He loved capturing the beauty of Grenada lake.
He was employed with Sterling Stores for 40 years. His employment brought him to Grenada, MS to manage the Magic Mart Discount Store in 1974. After retirement in 1984, he owned and operated Airport Grocery Bait Shop & Deli for 13 years. His love of photography was evident with the thousands of pictures displayed on the walls of the store. This got the attention of the Mississippi Roads television show who featured the store in an episode. He retired to the white sandy beaches of Destin, Florida and spent years there before returning home to Grenada, Mississippi.
Coy was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with his family. Left to honor and remember his life are his loving wife, Margie, his beloved children Kelli and Dallas Jones, Tracy and Christi Keck, and Bonnie Hall. His grandchildren Jason and Ashley Jones, Ryan Keck and Katie Swoboda, Kyle Keck and Tyler Keck. His great grandchildren Miley and Jace Jones. Nieces and nephew Carolyn Loyd and Kenny and Jackie Cole. Great niece and nephew Kevin Moore, Eric Cole and Erica Cole. His many brother-in- laws and sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews.
Coy rejoins his loved ones, his parents and his sister Marie Keck Cole and brother-in-law Eugene Cole.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.