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50 North Pinch Road
Elkview, WV 25071
Phone: (304) 965-3331
Fax: 304-965-5238
Richard McVey

Richard Audrey McVey

Monday, May 9th, 1927 - Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Richard A. McVey of Elkview, West Virginia, announce his passing. Richard was born on May 9, 1927, in Edmond, Fayette County, West Virginia to the late George W. and Nettie G. Sandige McVey, who predeceased him. Richard enjoyed a long life and passed on October 13, 2020, as a result of complications from dementia and COVID-19.

Richard was also predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Agnes M. McVey, brothers Eugene, Everett, John Edward and Garland, sister, Martha Jones, son-in-law Danny Fisher and daughter-in-law Lana McVey.

Richard graduated from Nuttall High School in Fayette County and afterward served in the United States Navy. It was during this time, while stationed in Boston, that he met Agnes. They married in 1946 and had three children, Beverly Fisher of Bowie, Maryland, George (Elaine) of Berkeley Springs, and Greg of Saint Albans.

Richard retired from the United States Postal Service, having held various positions including postal inspector, postmaster, personnel and finance director. He was an active member of Elkview Baptist Church for over 55 years where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher.

In addition to his three children, Richard is survived by his grandchildren, Brian (Karen) McVey of Nashville, Tennessee, Alan (Miriam) Fisher, of Charlton Heights, Ann Marie (David) Jenkins, of Proctorville, Ohio, Sandy (Lou) Carrico, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Janet (Jason) Johnson, of Bowie, Maryland, Alex (Haley) McVey of Nashville, Tennessee, and Annie McVey of Saint Albans, 16 great-grandchildren, and a niece, Helen Sullivan, of Ashland, Ohio. He is also survived by his current wife, Carolyn.

The family would like to thank the staff at Glasgow Health and Rehabilitation Center for their care of Richard during his illness.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held for immediate family at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney, West Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Richard’s memory to Elkview Baptist Church, 910 Main Street, Elkview, WV 25071.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview, WV 25071.
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    Address
    4705 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Big Chimney , WV
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David Duff

Posted at 07:05pm
Our thoughts and prayers to the McVey family. Dick was a great mentor, friend and spiritual example to me over the years. We will dearly miss him, great memories will live on into eternity as we will be reunited in God's kingdom.
David and Rachael Duff.
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Jim Damron

Posted at 10:19am
What an inspiration and blessing this man of God has been. We are honored to have known and worked with him at Elkview Baptist!
Thank you, Dick, for your faithfulness. Your life has touched all of us!
We pray for strength and encouragement for all the family. God bless all of you!
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end--they are new every morning.
Great is your faithfulness." (Lam 3:22,23) Love in Christ--Jim and Sue Damron
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judy wood

Posted at 05:52pm
So sorry about your loss Mr McVEY Wa very special he was my sunday school teacher for many years my first at EBC will always remember him he as always so kind and friendly. We send our thoughts and prayers to Carolyn and family . Loved Agnes,too went to LADIES FELLOWSHIP with her. So many memories of the kids too. May God give you comfort and peace in knowing he is with his Saviour. Gpd bless all.
CS

Carolyn Spurgeon

Posted at 04:30pm
Dear George, Beverly and Greg,
so very sorry for the loss of your father. Prayers for you all and your families.
Carolyn Strickland Spurgeon
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