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William A. McVay, 79, born January 28, 1937, passed away May 3, 2016, after a long illness, surrounded by family and friends. Raised in Cushing Okla., he attended Central State College (UCO), where he met the love of his life, Cathy. He taught for many years in the Oklahoma City School System, also serving as the curriculum director for the Arts Program before retiring. He loved to paint and draw, and created many forms of art over the years. He had a love of horses and RV travel.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Cathy; son, Terry McVay of Edmond; daughter Deidre Earnheart (Hugh) of Moscow, Tenn.; son, Kevin McVay of Oklahoma City; grandchildren Emily Bills, Evan Bills, Ryan McVay, Chett Earnheart, Emiley Risinger (Chris), Melani Earnheart, Sean Hood (Kristen), Shelbi McVay and great granddaughter Eleanor Risinger. He is also survived by his siblings, Greta Wilson (Jesse), Priscilla Butcher (Lloyd), Richard McVay (Janice), Sara Willis (Bob), Vicki Haddock, Mary Walker (Wendell), and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Ruth McVay.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Peace Lutheran Church, Edmond.
Published on May 6, 2016
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