Wayne Douglas McCoy was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on October 6, 1951. He passed away on June 3, 2021. His parents, Dr. John and Lloma McCoy preceded him in death. He attended Rutgers Preparatory School and received a B.S. in Biology from Heidelberg University. Wayne had an exceptional life and looked forward to his next adventure. He found that his presumed path into human medicine was not the right path and chose environmental consulting as his profession. He founded Mid-Atlantic Environmental LLC and served as its President, until he retired. He was proud of his work to create wetlands and living shorelines and viewed that work as his memorial, to live on well past him. Additionally, he was the environmental reviewer for many of the large transmission line cases in Virginia on behalf of the State Corporation Commission Staff.
Wayne believed that doing volunteer work was a responsibility and an honor. He served the US Tennis Association as the Chairman of the National Adaptive Tennis Committee and President of the Virginia Tennis Association. He was the President of the Virginia Beach Rotary Club and was an Assistant Governor for the Rotary District. He was elected to and served on the FBI Norfolk Citizens Academy Board of Directors. He served the City of Virginia Beach as a Member and Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Board and Chairman of the City’s Green Ribbon Committee. His favorite position with the City was as a Tactical Flight Officer in the Police Helicopter Unit. He was proud to serve that position for almost 20 years. He loved to fly and was awarded the Meritorious Public Safety Award in 2003 by the Police Department. Wayne’s love of flying led him to Angel Flight where he volunteered finding transportation for people who needed help getting to medical appointments.
He was most proud of his work with Special Olympics. Wayne coached Soccer and Tennis and was the State Games Director for those sports. His Soccer Team went to World Games and was the top US team at the games, losing to Trinidad Tobago in the gold medal round. He was the Area 2 Chairman for many years and served on the Virginia Board of Directors. The Wayne D. McCoy Beach Blast is a tennis tournament that paired able bodied players with Special Olympic Athletes. It was a vehicle for understand that tennis players, no matter what their abilities are, can play the game and enjoy the purity of the sport.
Wayne was always a car enthusiast but nothing could top his love of Mini Coopers. He enjoyed the people he met through the local Hampton Roads Mini Cooper Club and the excursions he was able to attend.
Wayne is survived by his amazing and patient wife, Ginny. He was profoundly blessed to have the opportunities offered during his life and found joy in all.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity Church, 401 35th St., Virginia Beach VA at 2:00 p.m June 22, 2021.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Virginia Beach Special Olympics, 3905 Riverside Circle, Virginia Beach VA 23453 OR Angel Flight, 4620 Haygood Road Suite 3, Virginia Beach VA 23455