Joel L. McCoy Sr., 90 of Gainesville, Fl. died peacefully of natural causes on Tuesday July 28, 2015. Joel was born to Van Quincy and Mayme L. McCoy on June 12, 1925 in Alachua, FL where he lived for a number of years before the family moved to Gainesville. He was the fourth and last surviving child of seven siblings. On June 12 1946 Joel married Clara M. Brown from Trenton. Together they raised their family. Joel was a longtime successful businessman in Gainesville. He was President of McCoy Building Supply and McCoy Manufacturing Company. In the seventies he built McCoy Mini Storage. One of Joel’s favorite pass times was playing golf. For years he was a member of the Gainesville Golf and Country Club serving as president in 1971. Joel is preceded in death by Clara, his wife of fifty five years. He is survived by his two sons: Joel (Susan) and Archie (LaFawnda); grandchildren Michael McCoy (Lara), Josh McCoy (Sarah) Michelle McCoy and Taylor McCoy; and great grandchildren Owen, Katie, Mary, Jack, Kevin and Drew. There will be a visitation for friends and family at Milam Funeral Home between 5:00 pm and 7:00pm on Friday July 31, 2015. There will be a private family service in the Milam chapel on Saturday August 1, 2015 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice 4200 N.W. 90th Blvd. Gainesville, Fl. 32606.