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HANBURY HORATIO BUSHALL HANBURY (Age 86) "Ray" Of Lexington Park, MD passed away on May 3, 2014 at his residence. He was born on May 5, 1927 in Fentress, VA to the late Lewis Franklin Hanbury and the late Audrey Griffin Hanbury. "Poppa Ray" was a WWII veteran and of course a member of the "Greatest Generation" to serve the United States of America at a time of this nation's greatest peril. Ray attended the University of Maryland before being drafted into the Army and was a boxer for the University of Maryland. Ray married his wife Joyce of 68 years on January 31, 1947. In September 2004, Ray was inducted into the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association's Hall of Fame, and in May 2007, Ray was also inducted in the Southern Maryland Volunteer Fireman's Association Hall of Fame. In addition to his parents, Horatio was predeceased by his son, Floyd Thomas "Tommy" Hanbury; brothers, Lewis Hanbury, Jr., James A. (Jimmy) Hanbury, Menalcus (Mack) Hanbury; and sister, Audrey L. Goosby. Horatio is survived by his wife, Joyce E. Hanbury; children, April Sepulveda, fiancé (Marion Vallandingham) Carl Hanbury (Mary Ellen), and Gary Hanbury (Tammy); Daughter-in-law, Barbara Hanbury; five grandchildren, Clifford Hanbury, Tommy Hanbury, Amanda Marxer, Jennifer Anthony, and Christopher Anthony; four great-grandchildren; his brothers, William T. "Billy" Hanbury and John M. "Marty" Hanbury; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends to celebrate Horatio's life on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Fireman's Prayer Service will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, here at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1440, Lexington Park, MD 20653 (or) Lexington Park Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1440, Lexington Park, MD 20653 (or) Lexington Park Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home Pa
30195 Three Notch Rd Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Published in The Washington Post on May 6, 2014