HANCHEY, Rayford West, 83, gained his angel wings on January 11, 2021, in Mechanicsville. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Belle and Rayford Hanchey; brother, Mack Hanchey; and sister, Jane Shropshire. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pat Hanchey; daughter, Cindy Farmer (Marshall); son, Jimmy Hanchey (Gloria); grandchildren, Taylor Farmer and Bradley Farmer; sisters, Joyce Usher, Bea Mathews, Libby McCluan and Faye Megill; brothers, Lee Hanchey and Earl Hanchey; and a host of nieces and nephews. A gentleman and all-around nice guy, Ray was known for his love of fishing, history and picking crabs. He could rarely tell a joke without giving away the punch line, but that made the joke even funnier. Ray retired from Robertshaw Controls after a career in data center management. Due to COVID-19, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ray's name may be made to the charity of your choice
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Jan. 17, 2021.