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Brent Allen Mccoy

May 22, 1978 — April 19, 2022

Brent Allen McCoy
Brent Allen McCoy, 43, passed away after a long, hard-fought battle with the aftereffects of Covid-19, on April 19, 2022.  Brent was born to Pat and Pauline (Zabka) McCoy, in Chillicothe, Missouri, on May 22, 1978.  He joined into holy matrimony with the love of his life, Adrienne McCoy (Weber), on September 5, 2009.  They have two amazing daughters, Mary Prudence (10) and Elle Marie (8), who adored their father more than anything.
Brent is survived by his parents, Pat and Paula McCoy; sister, Julie, nephew, Zain, and nieces, Mahlia and Meesha Wahid.  He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Barbara (Ewing) McCoy and his uncles, Gary and David McCoy, and aunt, Jena (Mike) Pyrtle and Jayne McCoy and maternal uncles, Keith (Shawn), Brian (Vicky) and Dan (Denise), and aunts, Jane (Jerry) Meis, and Connie (Jerry) Nation.  He had countless cousins on both sides of his family that made family gatherings some of his favorite memories.  Brent is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William (Bill) McCoy, his maternal grandparents, George and Bernadine (Kettler) Zabka, his step-grandfather, Leo Bonneau and paternal uncle, Dennis McCoy.
Brent is a 1996 graduate of Chillicothe High School.  After graduation he moved to Springfield, Missouri, to attend Southwest Missouri State University where he met some of his most faithful friends and took countless adventure trips. He graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Anthropology. He took positions in sales in Springfield and a brief stint in Wichita.
Brent then spent 9 years as the Vice President of Membership for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, where he left a permanent mark on the Springfield Community. During his tenure at the Chamber, he launched the 60 Minutes to Success educational series and Business2Business A.M. program. His efforts helped Chamber membership surpass 2,000 members for the first time in a decade and held retention rates of 70% - far exceeding the national average. During his time at the Chamber, he also earned his IOM designation in Organizational Management from the US Chamber of Commerce held at the University of Arizona.  As we've learned since his passing, Brent is credited for the success of many businesses and careers.
In 2015, Brent joined the amazing team at OakStar Bank as Vice President of Business Development and Commercial Lending.  Shortly after starting at OakStar, Brent launched the merchant services department that he successfully managed and grew over the last five years.  He was also a leader in the bank's cultural initiatives.  Brent worked with a team to launch the Monthly Video Newsletter, where he entertained co-workers with his goofy monthly introductions for "What's in the news with Brent McCoy."  His co-workers have shared that he was an integral part of their culture, that he was a blessing to their bank, and that he made everyone feel special with his welcoming smile.
Brent has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise since 2008.  He has served Rotary in nearly every capacity and committee - as President in 2014 and twice as Sergeant in Arms. He has chaired the Sunrise Annual Golf Tournament since its inception and has sponsored countless members who continue to make an impact through Rotary. Brent is a proud Paul Harris Fellow, was dedicated to the 4-Way Test and lived everyday by their motto, Service Above Self... One profits most who serves best."
Brent served two consecutive terms on the board of the Child Advocacy Center and as Board Chair in 2016.  He cherished his time supporting a cause so dear to his heart.  Since 2015, he has served as an Advisory Board Member to Western Governors University, since 2018 on the Board of Directors for the Mercy Health Foundation and since 2019 on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.
Brent was highly recognized for his contribution to our community, but his proudest accomplishment and the center of his life, was his family.  Brent and Adrienne fell quickly and madly in love.   They married after short engagement because they couldn't wait to start life together.  Brent taught Adrienne about good wine and Adrienne taught Brent about good beer.  He introduced her to Phish and great bluegrass and took her to countless concerts.  They loved camping, canoeing, and hiking with their dogs and then later with their two daughters. They have so many amazing memories together on Southern Missouri Rivers. He was so proud to take his family on amazing beach vacations each summer.  He loved to dance and blessed his daughters with his excellent dance moves.  He was an avid Cardinals baseball fan and was so excited to introduce his daughters to the game, to Busch stadium, and all the traditions of his favorite team.  Santa even knew to name their Christmas puppy, Stan the Man.  Brent loved St. Patrick's Day and rocked his kilt with the best of them.  Brent loved grilling for his family, and no one could come close to his tri-tip.
Brent was a great man.  He was an excellent son, father, husband, and friend.  He was full of life and love.  He never met a stranger. He was friendly and warm to all.  He had a quick wit and contagious smile that lit up every room he walked into.  His friends have shared, that Brent's smile and energy were always infectious, and he made every conversation better with his presence.  There was not a more genuine and authentic person.  He wore his heart on his sleeve and really cared about each person he spoke to.  He made everyone feel loved.  He could make you smile with just his smile. He was joyful, fun-loving, and considerate.  He was a tremendous man who made an immeasurable impact. He was an incredible human.
The OakStar Bank motto is to "Create a difference, Leave a Legacy" and Brent McCoy sure did that.  He will be sorely missed by everyone who loved him.  He was one of the good ones.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2818 E. Bennett Street, Springfield, Missouri 65804, on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. A Parish Rosary will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, 3540 E. Seminole, Springfield, Missouri 65809, on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 3:40 p.m. with visitation to follow from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at St. Columban Catholic Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
the Brent McCoy Memorial Fund (for his children's education) https://app.autobooks.co/pay/brent-a-mccoy-memorial-fund

Child Advocacy Center of Springfield
https://childadvocacycenter.org/how-you-can-help/donate/
Contributions may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.
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