HANCHEY, Rayford West, 83, gained his angel wings on January 11, 2021 in Mechanicsville.
He is 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-round 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.