Raymond McGrady, age 92, passed away Friday, January 21, 2022 at Francis Marion Manor.
Raymond was soft spoken and wouldn’t speak ill of anyone. He and his wife would take Katie, their Pomeranian dog, everywhere. That was his buddy and he was crazy about her. Raymond enjoyed sitting on the front porch. Occasionally, his family, neighbors and friends would join him for awhile and talk. Every time you would turn around, he and Marcella were going to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. They traveled many places together. He also enjoyed bird hunting, fishing, and going to church. While heaven is hearing his sweet voice sing, his loved ones will miss him tremendously.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Marcella Dolinger; parents, Claude and Wanda McGrady; and brother, Lillard McGrady.
Raymond is survived by his daughters, Patricia McGrady of Marion, Va., Debbie Hemler of Pennsylvania, Kathy Sheperd of Maryland; step-daughter, Sandra Anderson of Marion, Va.; step-son, Ron Anderson and wife, Rebecca of Johnson City, Tenn.; sister, Helen Maines of Sparta, N.C.; brothers, Grover McGrady and wife, Eva of Mouth of Wilson, Va., Roger McGrady and wife, Patricia of Dobson, N.C.; grandchildren, Ashley Leperson and Alan Dulgar Jr.; step-grandchildren, Christopher Anderson and Sharon Anderson; great-grandchildren, Grace Dulgar and Caitlin Dulgar; aunts, Oakie Faircloth and Hazel Blackburn; several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Francis Marion Manor for their wonderful care.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 5p.m. until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor George Jessee officiating. A private graveside will be held at Grosses Creek Cemetery, Chilhowie, Va.
To share memories of Raymond McGrady, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Raymond’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.