Parkway remembers John ‘Mac’ McCoy
Sad news has filtered through that John McCoy, affectionately known as Mac sadly passed away this morning (Wednesday 10th February) aged 82 at home.
A tribute has been written by Stuart Cadmore of the Plymouth Parkway’s Supporters Club.
As some are already aware, John McCoy, known as Mac to us all, aged 82, sadly passed away this morning at his home.
Mac was the first Chairman of the Supporters Club soon after it was formed in 2015. Mac always said when he was Chairman that if anyone wanted to do it he would stand down. He was Chairman for a few years, then Gavin Lloyd expressed an interest and Mac was only too pleased to hand over the reigns. He continued to be a real supporter of the club until his passing and had been so for several years prior to the formation of the supporters club. Mac was the 6th person to join the club on its formation.
Mac had a very varied life. During his young teenage years he was a schoolboy boxer for Plymouth and Devon, that’s where ‘Jacko’ (PPSC member) and Mac first met. He was a ‘chippy’ by trade and joined and served in the Parachute Regiment before joining the Plymouth City Fire Brigade, as it was called in those days.
Mac did about 20 years service before joining the Diplomatic service and working for the Foreign Office in various embassies over the world. He was a great supporter of the Fire Service Museum and good friends with two other former fire officers and supporters club members, Baz Nolan and Peter Hooper.
From all within the club, deepest condolences to all of Mac’s family at this difficult time. RIP Mac.