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Obituary for Ruebush B. “Jack” McCoy

Ruebush B. “Jack” McCoy passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, ten days shy of his 97th birthday.

He is preceded in death by his father, John D. McCoy, mother Corsie Martin McCoy; brothers Luther McCoy and Vaughn McCoy, sister Elizabeth Sullivan; and daughter Leslie McCoy.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” O’Bryan McCoy; sons Greg McCoy (Marlene), Chris McCoy (Mary Lee), and Kevin McCoy (Jana), daughters Lisa Gueltzow (Phil) and Claire Boldrick (Gene); fourteen grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren.

Ruebush was born on November 24, 1921 in Allen, Kentucky, but spent most of his youth in Hi Hat, Kentucky (both in Floyd County). He graduated from McDowell High School and attended classes at the University of Louisville for two years. He is the former Executive Secretary of the Civil Service Board of Examiners and served briefly as the Postmaster of Bloomington, Indiana. He is retired from the U.S. Postal Service and also worked for over 40 years at Churchill Downs.

Ruebush is a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Force from July, 1942 through August, 1945, during which time he saw duty in North Africa and Western Europe.

Visitation will be Friday, November 16, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. Funeral services will held at noon on Saturday, November 17, at Saint Raphael the Archangel Church, 2141 Lancashire Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Raphael the Archangel Church, 2141 Lancashire Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205, or to Hosparus Health, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205.

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First Visitation

When Friday, November 16th, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Highlands Funeral Home
3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
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Service Information

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 12:00pm
St. Raphael the Archangel
2141 Lancashire Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky 40205

Interment Information

Calvary Cemetery
1600 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
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