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Raymond "Art" Arthur McVey passed away Oct. 21, 2017, after a lengthy battle with dementia.
Art was born in Noblesville, on July 12, 1943, to William and Norma (Shull) McVey.
Art lived most of his life in Anderson. After graduating from Anderson High School in 1962, he entered the U.S. Air Force where he served for six years. In 1963, Arthur and E. Jane McVey married at Central Christian Church. After serving his country, Art and Jane returned to Anderson where he worked at Nicholson File and St. John's Hospital before beginning his time working in skilled trades at Guide Lamp.
Art is survived by his wife of 54 years E. Jane McVey; his sons, Brian, Darren, and James; six grandchildren, MaKayla Brown, Chesterfield, Brandin McVey, Noblesville, Caleb and Riley McVey, Pendleton, Benjamin and Bridget McVey, California; three great-grandchildren, Jozzlynn Brown, Zayden Stanner, and MaKenzi McVey.
He is also survived by his two sisters, Joan Miller and Millie McVey; nieces, Dena Willis, Pam Painter, Penny Wilhoite, Darla Carlisle, Amy Goodrich, and Barbra Hall; and his nephew, Jeff Ash.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William McVey and Norma McVey Browning; his in-laws, Homer and Mildred Mathews; sister in-law, Phyllis Jean Miller; and brother- in-law, Melvin Miller.
A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1215 Jackson St., Anderson, with the Rev. Don Deena Johnson officiating.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made in his honor to UCSF Memory and Aging Center at makeagift.ucsf.edu/brain or to make a check donation mail checks to: UCSF Foundation, Lockbox 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339.
Arrangements entrusted to Keller Mortuary Services in Lapel.
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Published on October 24, 2017
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