Carmel Coy Driver

Carmel Coy Driver

Carmel Coy Driver
October 22, 1925 – May 1, 2017

MIDDLESEX – Carmel Coy Driver, 91, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, with his family surrounding him.  He was born in Johnston County to the late Carmel Haywood & Mattie Wilder Driver.  He served his country during the Korean War in the U. S. Army.  He retired from the State of North Carolina, General Services.  Coy was a strong man of faith and loved his wife with all his heart.  His children and grandchildren meant the world to him.  He was preceded in death by all his siblings.

He is survived by his wife of  64 years, Dorothy Boyette Driver of the home, sons, Michael Driver (Ann) of Zebulon, Eddie Driver (Angie) of Middlesex, grandchildren, Beth Driver, Christopher Driver, Amber Danchak (Tim),  Erica Driver, & Sviatlana Turchanka.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Watkins Chapel Baptist Church or SECU Hospice House, Smithfield, NC.

Funeral service 3 pm, Thursday, Watkins Chapel Baptist Church with visitation from 1:30 – 3 pm, prior to the service.  Entombment will follow in the church cemetery.


  • Marvin and Febbie Prince Posted May 2, 2017 9:05 pm

    So very sorry for your lost. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Pat & Ricky Narron Posted May 3, 2017 10:35 am

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Kim Parrish Batten Posted May 3, 2017 1:18 pm

    Mrs. Driver, Mike, Eddie & family ~ I was deeply saddened to hear about Mr. Driver. He touched many lives in his 91 years and the Emit Community and Watkins Chapel Baptist Church have truly been blessed by his love and devotion as have his family and friends. Thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Dennis & Angela Hatfield Posted May 3, 2017 4:14 pm

    Mr. Coy will be greatly missed. He was a God fearing man and loved by all. Sending our prayers and love to the family and extended family.

  • Stephen Poulos Posted May 3, 2017 6:27 pm

    May God Bless your entire family and may his memory be eternal. Stephen, Debbie, Ethan and TJ Poulos and Watauga County Parks & Recreation

    • Eddie Driver Posted May 9, 2017 4:01 pm

      Thanks Stephen and the Poulos family!

  • Joan Richardson Posted May 4, 2017 8:27 pm

    Mrs Dorothy, we are sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Coy, my condolences are with you and the family.
    From the family of Junior & Ruthie Richardson–Elizabeth,Cecile, Joan, Walter and Annette

  • Ray Perry Posted May 5, 2017 11:03 am

    A Great Christian man, husband, father, grandfather, and great member of emit community , only one fault he was a Carolina fan.

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