Raymond H. Hershberger Jr., 77

February 03, 2009

JUNE 11, 1931-FEB. 1, 2009

SMITHSBURG - Raymond H. "Boo Boo" Hershberger Jr., 77, of Crystal Falls Drive, Smithsburg, Md., died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 11, 1931, in Chewsville, Md., he was the son of the late Raymond Howard Hershberger Sr. and Mildred Irene (Cordell) Hershberger.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor L. Hershberger, June 3, 2000.

He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School class of 1949.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He was employed by the Washington County Roads Department.

He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Smithsburg, South Mountain Rod & Gun Club of Smithsburg, AMVETS Post 2 of Hagerstown, VFW Post 1936 of Hagerstown, Disabled American Veterans Post 5 of Frederick and American Legion Post 239 of Cascade. He was a past post commander and state chaplain for the AMVETS and VFW.


He is survived by sons, Fred McMillan and wife, Diane, of LaVale, Md., and Ted McMillan and wife, Diane, of Baltimore, Md.; grandchildren, Christina, Shawn, Michael, JP, Kelly, Carol, Terrie, Lisa, Royce and Teddy; sister, Reberta V. "Sissy" Green of Hagerstown; daughter-in-law, Vickie McMillan; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by son, Mike McMillan.

Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at 11 a.m. from J.L. Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg with VA Chaplain Dr. Dennis Jackman officiating. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by AMVETS Post 2 of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association at 800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 110 Baltimore, MD 21211; or the Disabled American Veterans at 96 Harrison Court, Frederick, MD 21702.

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