March 15, 2023

PORTLAND, Maine- Burial of ashes will be held at Little Osage Cemetery in Horton (Vernon County, Mo.) at a later date for David Christopher Coy, 47, Portland, who died peacefully in his sleep at home on Monday, March 6, 2023.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Shalom House in Portland.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Jo Bunker, Homosassa, Fla.; his sisters, Kimberly Collins, Augusta and Pamela Collins-Sthale, Windham; a brother, Jason Collins, Virginia; half brothers and sisters, Matthew Coy, Christina Linville, Samantha Coy, Mark Coy, Ada Driggs, Patty Evans, Linda Driggs, Sally Weinstein and Bo Coy of the Lamar, Mo. area.; aunts and uncles, Jane Reynolds, Oklahoma, Alfons Watzl, Germany, Mary Lee, Florida and Carl James Bunker, California, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the United States and Germany.

He was preceded in death by his father and paternal grandparents of Sheldon; his maternal grandparents, Carl and Rosa Bunker, Lamar and an infant sister and brother.

Mr. Coy was born Dec. 24, 1975, in Nevada, Mo., to Betty Jo Bunker and Carroll Coy. He was divorced.

While in high school he loved participating in sports and played on the A string varsity football team. As a dedicated weightlifter he joined the wrestling team, then advanced to State and went on to make MVP. He became a high school amateur entrepreneur, selling comics, baseball cards and repairing Gameboys. He remained an avid comic and card collector. He graduated from Lake Region High School in Naples in 1995 and was listed on the honor roll.

After graduation he worked for Saber Yachts in the woodworking department. Later in Portland, he worked for the Salvation Army.