McCRAY, Fred Winford, 76, of Stuarts Draft, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born July 3, 1936 in Greenville, son of the late George H. and Julia Almarode McCray. In addition of his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth L. McCray and Chester R. McCray; loving parents-in-law, Ward L. and Hilda Cohron. Mr. McCray was a lifelong member of Fishersville United Methodist Church, where he held many offices and sang in the choir for over 50 years. He was a member of the Stuarts Draft Fire Department for over 50 years. Fred was an active member of the Telecom Pioneer retirees. He volunteered with meals on wheels, Augusta County Free Clinic and was an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley H. McCray; one daughter, Karla McCray Hallock and husband, Brad of Frederick, Md.; two grandchildren, Katelyn and Jenna Hallock; one brother, Robert L. McCray and wife, Billie, of Richmond; one sister, Phyllis McCray Robertson of Fishersville; sister-in-law, Myriam G. McCray of Richmond; and a number of nieces and nephews. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2012 in the Fishersville United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Jent officiating. Burial will follow at Augusta Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Vaughn Ashby, Randal Almarode, Gene Kane, Bill Humphries, John Baker and Hugh Baldwin. Honorary pallbearers will be the CBF Sunday School class, members of the Stuarts Draft Fire Department and FUMC Chancel Choir. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012 in the Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fishersville United Methodist Church General Fund, 1600 Jefferson Hwy., Fishersville, Va. 22939, or the Stuarts Draft Fire Department, P.O. Box 548, Stuarts Draft, Va. 24477. Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro is handling arrangements. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences online at reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.