Michael “Mike” Duane McCoy passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, July 27. Mike was born on January 20, 1961 to Davilee and Betty (Bear) McCoy in Carthage, Missouri. He was the fourth of five children. Mike graduated from Carthage High School in 1979, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation from Southwest Missouri State University in 1983. Mike worked at a children’s home in Indiana, before moving to Lexington, Missouri, where he took a position with the Missouri Division of Family Services. Not long after, he then took the position of Director of Parks and Recreation in Lexington, which he held for several years. Mike began working for the Division of Family Services again in 1991, as a caseworker. Due to his love of computers, and knack for working on them, he eventually became a Client Support Technician, or simply “the computer guy”, which is the position he remained in at the time of his passing, having worked for the state of Missouri for over 30 years.