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Jimmy Todd McCoy, 61, of Abilene, TX, was born on September 24, 1961, to Jimmy and Barbara (Sis) McCoy in Cheyenne, OK. Todd passed away on April 28 in Abilene, TX. He was raised on the family farm southwest of Reydon.


After graduating from Reydon High School in 1979, he went on to study electronics at United Technical Institute in Oklahoma City. In 1983, Todd met Kathy Sasser at church in Reydon, OK. Todd and Kathy went on to have three sons, Jimmy, Dylan, and Trevor. He worked for several companies including Norick Brothers, Inc., Display Data, Unisys, and Convergent Technologies. Todd received every job he ever interviewed for. In 1989, he became a field service engineer with Abbott Laboratories. He traveled many thousands of miles in west Texas maintaining hospital lab equipment. He was recognized multiple years as having 100% customer satisfaction. He was honored with field service engineer of the year in 1991. In 2014, Todd went to work as a national consultant for Qiagen, his last position. He taught new field service engineers in Baltimore, MD, and mentored field service personnel from across the country. Todd retired in 2018 after working 29 years in medical engineering support.


In 2018, after years of struggling, Todd was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration, a rare progressive and terminal neurologic disorder. FTD took away Todd a piece at a time over several years. The disease affected his ability to relate to others, reason, and communicate effectively. It stole his ability to work and enjoy his life and family. He still enjoyed watching OU Football. Being a Dallas Cowboy fan since a child, he never lost hope the Cowboys would return to their glory days of his youth.


He has returned home in the presence of his Creator. He is finally whole again, restored completely in mind, body, and spirit. We are grateful to those who attended us in this journey. We had wonderful doctors and healthcare professionals too numerous to mention. Our local Alzheimer's chapter was a source of support for both of us. Touching Hearts home care helped us keep him at home as long as possible. Lyndale Memory Care helped us take care of him to the very end. A special thanks is given to Hospice of the Big Country for providing their nurturing support.


Todd was preceded in death by his father Jimmy Dean McCoy and his son Jimmy Todd McCoy, Jr.


He is survived by his wife, Kathy McCoy, of Abilene, TX, two sons Dylan and Trevor McCoy, both of Lubbock, TX, his mother Barbara Ellen McCoy, of Yukon, OK, three brothers Scott McCoy and wife Renee of Yukon, OK, Wade McCoy and wife Sarah of Edmond, OK, and Chad McCoy and wife Nicole of Edmond, OK, many nephews and nieces, and a host of friends throughout his life.


Services will be held at First Baptist Church, Reydon, OK, on May 5 at 2:00 PM.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration or The Legion Building in Reydon, OK.