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McVay, Stephen R.

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May 28, 1952 - January 3, 2019

McVay, Stephen R.

Stephen Ray McVay, 66, of Wylie Texas passed from this world on January 3, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. He was born on May 28th,1952 in Ft. Chaffee, Ark. To Oscar Joe McVay and Mary Price McVay. Moving to Dallas  at 3 months old where he continued to live in Garland and Plano where he graduated from Plano High School in 1970. Steve was known by many from his years in the building industry. There are many buildings in and around Dallas/Ft. Worth that have his name on them as the superintendent on those jobs. He loved what he did, and he will be remembered as a tough but fierce leader and teacher to those coming to the Commercial Building Trade Industry.

Steve met and married Charlene Church Ball and they joined their family and moved to Wylie where he was residing already and raised their children. His life revolved not only around his work but his family as well. He was an avid lover of watching his children in all manner of sports that they were involved in and his very best to be a support in all they wanted to do.

Steve was a loving Pawpaw to Vance Jackson, Stephen Jackson, Trysten Davis, Kieran Ball, Austin Ball, Ava Ball, Zoye McVay and Colton McVay. They brought out the very best in him.

He is preceded in death by granddaughter Samantha Jackson, and his father Joe McVay. He is survived by his wife Charlene of Wylie, Texas his children: daughter, Julie Ann McVay Jackson of Carrollton, Texas son, Jason Christopher McVay of Wylie, Texas son, Matthew Paul McVay and wife Sarah of Murphy, Texas, step-sons- Anthony E. Ball of Rowlett, Texas and Jason Ball and wife Crystal of Savannah, Texas and all of his grandchildren. His mother Mary Mcvay, of Mckinney, Texas, brother Keith McVay and wife Pam of Farmersville, Texas.

Along with many family, friends and other loved ones.

He will be remembered as one the most loving dedicated men that walked the earth. He will be missed by many.

Funeral Services will be at Messiah Lutheran Church Plano, Texas on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11:00am

Arrangements under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
214 306 6700

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Terri Cornell

January 09, 2019 11:35AM

I loved Steve beyond the moon. He was a wonderful husband and father and grandpa. He will be missed beyond belief. I loved him not only for the man he was but for how he loved his family especially his wife. I’m so sorry for our loss of a great man but he will never be in pain again and he never get another day older. RIP my friend ❤️ 😭

Rodolfo Barrera

January 09, 2019 9:14AM

We are blessed to have known and worked with you these many years. RIP. Our thoughts and prayers for the McVay family from your friends at Barrera Plumbing. t

Lisa Church and family

January 08, 2019 7:36AM

Sending prayers for strength during this difficult time. May the memories of good times carry you these next months. Much love to you Charlene.

Glenda Simms

January 08, 2019 5:56AM

We are very sorry for your family’s loss. God bless you and your family.

Teresa Harding

January 07, 2019 10:56PM

Steve was a very wonderful brother in law. I was always welcomed into his home. I had a great respect for the husband, father and grandfather he was. I will truly miss him.


January 07, 2019 6:42PM

Once we leave this earth we leave a legacy. His legacy was one of love for his family. Although we never met in person I can attest to meeting several of his family all who spoke so highly of his dedication to them and his character. Charlene always said she was a lucky woman which can only mean he was a good husband and father. His sons fondly spoke of their father as well. Most men can only hope to have their loved ones speak this way about them when they aren’t around and have no idea. May his legacy live on by the children and their children. God bless them and peace fill all your hearts.

Brian Church

January 07, 2019 6:34PM

I am sad that cancer took you too soon, but I am humbled and honored to call you my brother. You will be missed but not forgotten. RIP brother!