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Harvey Marion McCray Jr.


1939 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Harvey Marion McCray Jr., 71, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, in Alamogordo. He was born Thursday, Nov. 9, 1939, in Sumter, S.C., to Harvey Marion and Sadie (Spann) McCray Sr. The family soon moved to Baltimore, Md., where Harvey was raised and called home. He remained a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Orioles.
Harvey served our nation for 26 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a senior master sergeant in 1984 at Holloman Air Force Base. He served all over the world, including Okinawa; Plattsburgh Air Force Base, N.Y.; George Air Force Base, Calif.; Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho; Korea; Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., where he spent most of his career working with flight test operations and maintenance; Royal Air Base Lakenheath, England; several deployments and finally Holloman, where he served with the 4449th Mobility Support Squadron.
Mr. McCray was preceded in death by his youngest son Eric W. McCray and his father, Harvey M. McCray Sr.
Survivors include his son retired Lt. Col. David McCray and his wife, Dolores, and their four children (Harvey's cherished grandchildren) Tyler, Kyle, Jenny and Kristy, all of Lincoln, Calif.; his mother, Sadie McCray, of Baltimore, Md.; and his sisters Paulette Hall, Frances Smith and Shirley Larson. He is also survived by his longtime and dear companion, Carol Ament, of Alamogordo.
Memorial services for Harvey Marion McCray Jr. will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011, at Alamogordo Funeral Home.
Inurnment will follow at 2 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Holloman Air Force Base Steel Talons Honor Guard.
The McCray family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 31 to Apr. 30, 2011
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