John Ryan McVay

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
John Ryan McVay

John Ryan McVay, 19, of Manila, died Sunday morning, Aug. 16, 2009, at his home. Born in Houston, Texas, he had been a lifelong Manila resident and a 2008 graduate of Manila High School.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Thomas and Shirley Frances McVay.

He is survived by his father, John Thomas McVay, Jr., of Sheperd, Texas; his mother, Ruby Hitchcock Schrader of Manila; his maternal grandparents, James and Hattie Hitchcock of Manila; his maternal great-grandmother, Bertha Lorene Galloway of Manila; a brother, Micheal Schrader of Manila; two sisters, Dawn Hitchcock of Manila and Jessica McVay of Shepherd, Texas. He also leaves a special father figure, James Flores; two nieces, Haili Neer and Jasmine McVay; a special aunt, Judy Gamble; two cousins, Camren Gamble and Michael Clifton, Jr., as well as the love of his life, Ashlee South.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Robert White and Gary Galloway officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.

Serving as active pallbearers were Micheal Schrader, Dylan Barnhart, A.J. Borden, Camren Gamble, Albert Love and Terry Palmer. Honorary pallbearers were James Flores, James Hitchcock, Tim Augustine and "Little Tim" Augustine.

The family received visitors from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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