A.W. McVay, Jr., 100, of Augusta, KS passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022.
Service 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta, KS. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta, KS.
A.W. was born on October 16, 1922 in Beggs, OK to A.W., Sr. and Ruth (Hayes) McVay.
He graduated from High School in Cushing, OK and attended Phillips University in Enid, OK as a music major
A.W. was inducted in the Army in 1942, serving in North Africa (Casablanca) in the 85th division, Custer Division 5th Army. He then went on to Italy (Naples, Florence, and Rome), then into Austria as the war ended in 1945.
After the service A.W. worked on the job training in a dry cleaning plant in El Reno, OK for two years. In 1947, he and his wife, Helen purchased McVay Cleaners in Augusta, KS. They owned and operated the plant for 44 years.
A.W. was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Helen Rose; and son, A.W. McVay, III.
He is survived by: daughter, Connie Bourget and husband Bruce; 7 grandchildren, Rocky Bourget (Jaycee), Kyle Bourget (Jessica), Lindsay Garcia (Paolo), Aaron Bourget (Krystal), Natalie Pierron (Scott), Mark McVay, and Lynn McVay (Claudia); and 8 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Midian Plane of Mercy 130 N. Topeka Wichita, Kansas 67202 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Midian Plane of Mercy
130 N Topeka, Wichita KS 67202
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105