Mayor Rawley McCoy was a friend and great for Victoria

Mayor Rawley McCoy was honored by many locals, during a visitation on Wednesday, March 5th.

VICTORIA, Texas – For the first time, community members paid their respects for Mayor Rawley McCoy after he passed away on Friday, March 5th from a sudden heart attack in his home.

The public visitation was held at Rosewood Funeral Chapel, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

McCoy was an integral part of the community. Originally from Victoria, he dedicated all his life towards architecture in order to really help the city grow in an industrialized manner.

While still participating in public service. Rawley McCoy was intelligent, driven, and active.

During his lifetime, he participated in many local organizations, but also had a great appreciation towards architecture and design.

Mayor McCoy obtained many awards, certificates, and ribbons, but most importantly he was a great friend.

Victor Marshall, who attended the visitation, said he first met McCoy when he ran for mayor in 2019.

As McCoy initiated the project to vitalize the southside of Victoria.

“You couldn’t have a better friend. He was an awesome person and he was true to whatever he said. We met during his campaign for Mayor and since I was president of the F.W. Gross Alumni Association. He, sort of, wanted to vitalize the Southside of Victoria. He contacted our organization and that’s how I got to meet Rawley. We are going to miss Rawley, he was a friend, he was for Victoria, he was great for Victoria. So we are going to miss Rawley,” Marshall said.

Mayor Rawley McCoy will be remembered for his passion in architecture and devotion in public service.

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