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Dr. Peter Brice McKoy
Peter McKoy Obit BW
Dr. Peter Brice McKoy

A celebration of life of Dr. Peter Brice McKoy will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends in the church Fellowship Hall following the service. Interment will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, NC.

Peter was born in Wilmington, NC on September 9, 1943, the second son of Adair Morey McKoy, Jr., and Priscilla Grainger McKoy, and went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

He graduated from Edmunds High School in Sumter, from Clemson University, and the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine. He served in the Air Force, after which he founded Wateree Animal Hospital in Camden in 1972. There he faithfully cared for pets and their owners for 40 years. Pete was a founding member and president of the Boykin Spaniel Society. He was a member of the men’s Bible study at First Baptist, the monthly men’s study at Charlotte Thompson Center, and participated in Kairos Prison Ministry and Promise Keepers. Peter’s profound love for Jesus Christ led him on numerous foreign mission trips, but his primary calling was his own community. Many Sunday mornings would find him reaching out to the homeless with coffee and doughnuts and offering a ride to church.

Pete is survived by his wife of 33 years, Peggy Smith McKoy and five Children: Peter Brice McKoy, Jr. (wife Angie), Dr. Brodie Edens McKoy (Kendall), Kenly McKoy Chivers, Elizabeth McKoy Bemis (Andrew), Meghan McKoy Barnes (Logan); and thirteen grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Adair Morey McKoy III, and Victor Grainger McKoy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to AIM (Alpha International Ministries), PO Box 1951, Mansfield, TX 76063, a missionary group Peter was very involved in which trains national church leaders in India to go out to the darkest regions in India and Asia and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our family is deeply grateful to Kershaw Health Hospice, the wonderful staff of West Surgical Unit of KershawHealth Medical Center and to Hope Munn, Dana Fleming, Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, Dr. Ed Gill, and Frankie Ransom, Stacy Wilson, and Pat Richardson who lovingly cared for him at home.

Peter’s chief end was to glorify the Lord, and he is now enjoying Him forever.

Kornegay Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

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