The Obit For Richard McLendon

Richard Ray McLendon

Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on 5/16/2008.

McLENDON Mr. Richard Ray McLendon, 75, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Davidson County on March 6, 1933, to Nellie Britt Lanier. Mr. McLendon was a member of Forsyth Park Baptist Church where he was a deacon.

He played minor league baseball at Thomasville High Toms. He was an avid gardener, fisherman and sports enthusiast. Mr. McLendon was preceded in death by his mother; and a stepfather, Lloyd Lanier. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Neal McLendon of the home; two daughters, Sherry McLendon of Florida and Vickie Setzer and her husband, Darell, of the home; two granddaughters, Michelle and Joy Setzer; and a cousin, Janet Myers.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with the Rev. John Krivsky and the Rev. Tom Southern officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be available before the service.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Memorials may be made to Forsyth Park Baptist Church, 1600 South Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

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