Raymond H. Hershberger Jr., 77

February 04, 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 Department of Veterans Affairs 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, on June 3, 2000.

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

He was a veteran of the U.S. 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 10 of Hagerstown, VFW Post 1936 of Hagerstown, Disabled American Veterans Post 5 of Frederick, Md., and American Legion Post 239 of Cascade. He was a past post commander and state chaplain for the AMVETS and VFW. He also was a member of the Hagerstown Elks Lodge.


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 aunt, Margie Cordell; one niece; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by son, Mike McMillan.

Services will be held today 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 10 of Hagerstown.

The family received 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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