Date of birth: 3 Mar 1919 Brown County, Indiana
Date of death: 30 Jun 1975 Harriman, Roane County, Tennessee
Source: Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise, Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana
ESTAL COY, JOHNNY KOHR DIE IN CAR-TRUCK CRASH Estal Ray Coy, 56, of Albany, Ky., former Edinburg resident, and his nine year old step-son, Johnny Kohr, were killed instantly last Monday, June 30 in a truck-car accident on Interstate 40at Harriman, Tenn., out of Knoxville when a car traveling in the wrong lane hit the truck head-on. The two were trapped inside the cab. The truck was destroyed by fire after the crash. Mrs. Flossie Cook, 500 South Holland Street, is the mother-in-law of Mr. Coy and grandmother of the young boy. Mr. Coy and Johnny were hauling produce from Tennessee to Albany, Ky., when the accident occurred. Joint funeral servcies were held last Wednesday in Albany, Ky., and burial made at Peolia Cemetery at Albany. Coy was born March 3, 1919, in Brown County, the son of Wilbur and Flossie Wray Coy who lived on south Pleasant street in Edinburg. He was a graduate of Edinburg High School, owned and operated a grocery store in Edinburg several years ago and recently owned and operated a Laundromat on south Main Street in Edinburgh. He was married to Billie Alice Sheckles Kohr and the family moved from Edinburgh five years ago. Surviving are the wife; four daughters, Paula Coy, at home, Linda Coy, Aspen, Colo., Patricia Coy, Cincinnati, and Marilyn Coy of Franklin; a son, Michael Coy of Nashville; a step-son, Greg Kohr; two step-daughters, Linda and Deborah. Also three brothers, Virgil Coy of Hope; Kenneth Coy, Whiteland, Orville Coy of Trafalgar; and two sisters, Pauline Burtis of Columbus and Ardith Stallsworth of Illinois. Johnny Kohr was nine years old, the son of Billie Coy and Earl Kohr, born March 11, 1966 in Albany, Ky.
Submitted by Mark Wirey
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