Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Frank Taft McCoy, Jr

Frank Taft McCoy, Jr. of Albemarle and Salisbury went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2019 while at Trinity Place in Albemarle.

Mr. McCoy was born in Rowan County on March 24, 1932. He was the son of Frank Taft McCoy, Sr. and Ruth Leonard McCoy. After serving for four years in the US Navy, he graduated cum laude from Catawba College where he was student day president. At Catawba, he majored in business and economics while earning the Dean’s list. Taft lettered in football, baseball, and basketball. 

Other activities included the advertising club, accounting club, the “C” club and some of the college dramatic productions. After making a name for himself in scholarship, leadership, service, and activities, he was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.  

After graduation from college, Mr. McCoy was associated with the Social Security Administration as a Claims Representative in Salisbury and later as an Operations Supervisor in Charlotte. He was named Assistant District Manager in Greenwood, South Carolina, and then later named manager of the first Albemarle Social Security office. He was a member of the Albemarle Lions Club for forty years and served as president and district governor. He was also in the Stanly Investors Club for twenty five years and served as their secretary for ten years.,

 After 30 years of civil government service, Taft took early retirement and opened McCoys Realty with his wife Ann who retired from teaching high school. While working at this business, he dealt mainly with rental houses but also worked for Intercarolina Financial (stocks) in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Malcolm Lowder, Taft’s friend and associate, worked closely with Taft during his entire real estate career and continues to work with Ann in this business. Taft loved Malcolm as a brother.  

In Salisbury, Mr. McCoy attended Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church and in Albemarle, he attended Central United Methodist Church. Earlier, he and his wife were associated with Mount Tabor United Methodist Church where he taught teenagers, was Sunday School superintendent, and Chairman of the Official Board while Ann was organist. 

Taft and his wife, the former Ann Ridenhour, have one daughter, Lisa McCoy Reid (Steve) of Greensboro, North Carolina and one son, Mark Bradley McCoy (Candy) of Winter Park, Florida. He has four grandchildren, Brandon (University of Alabama), Jedd (North Carolina State University), Grace (Cedarville University in Ohio), and Markus (University of Florida). His sister, Julia McCoy Goodnight (Jimmie), and sister-in-law Delette Kluttz (Warren) also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Daniel McCoy (Carolyn survives) and his sister-in-law, Joan Ridenhour Scercy. Nieces and nephews also survive.  

Memorials may be made to Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church, 100 Maupin Ave., Salisbury, NC, or Central United Methodist Church, 172 N. 2nd St., Albemarle, NC. 

The family would like to thank all of his caregivers who faithfully gave of their time and themselves. In addition, the McCoy family would like to thank all of his renters who have continually asked about Taft during his illness.

We hope all of you will join with family and other friends on March 12 for the celebration of his life.  Visitation will be held from 10:30-11:30 on Tuesday, March 12 at Stanly Funeral Home in Albemarle, NC. The funeral will follow at noon. Lunch will be provided by the family at the funeral home for anyone that is able to stay. A graveside service will follow at 3pm at Rowan Memorial Gardens in Salisbury, NC. 

 We rejoice in knowing that Frank Taft McCoy, Jr. now lives with Jesus. Taft accepted Jesus early in his life and clung to his faith in Christ tightly all through his life. Taft knew that he was going to heaven because of what Jesus did on the cross. He got it. He knew righteousness comes from God alone. Furthermore, he knew that he had no chance of heaven without Jesus but an assurance of heaven with Him. It is the prayer of our family that each person now reading about the life of Frank Taft McCoy, Jr. will know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. 

Psalm 115:1 “Not unto us, O Lord, but to Your Name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness.”


  • Kelly Hatley Posted March 10, 2019 8:58 pm

    Family of Mr. McCoy, I will be praying for your family during this time. Please know Mr. McCoy was one of my favorite customers at the Rosebriar. It always bring joy to me when he and his family came in, always with a smile. He was so kind and would always ask me about my son which is in the ministry, and give encouraging words for him. I know that Mr. McCoy and Jesus are having a grand time in heaven and one day we praise our Lord together.

  • Dick and Ginny Storm Posted March 11, 2019 7:34 am

    Taft McCoy a fine gentlemen and will be missed.

  • Suzie Martin Posted March 11, 2019 9:37 am

    I met Taft at Trinity Place as well as his precious family. His faith and love of Jesus were evidenced by his presence at the many worship and song services provided by Trinity Place. In his own way he was able to communicate his faith and witness. His was a life well-lived. His journey ended, he is now at home, healed and whole. He will be missed

  • Bob Reid Posted March 11, 2019 11:43 am

    Dear My deepest condolences at your loss. May God through his goodness and mercy ease your sadness, your grief, and your pain. Love, Bob

  • Mary Howard Posted March 11, 2019 5:38 pm

    To family and friends we send thoughts and prayers.Sweet and kind man. He would always come visit Bear and I (Mary) at Trinity Place. He will be missed. Mary Howard and Family

  • Becki & Eric Rice Posted March 18, 2019 4:15 pm

    Ann: We are truly sorry for your loss. Mr. Taft was a fine man!

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