Richard Lee McPherson Sr., 68

July 11, 2009

AUG. 3, 1940-JULY 9, 2009

CLEAR SPRING -- Richard Lee McPherson Sr., 68, of Clear Spring, Md., died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 3, 1940, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Joseph Henry and Pauline Virginia Stevens McPherson.

He was a carpenter by trade for 40 years.

He attended New Life Christian Ministries in Clear Spring.

He was a member of Williamsport Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Darlene Reigel McPherson; one daughter, Darla Irene McCauley of Big Pool, Md.; four sons, Richard Lee McPherson Jr. of Clear Spring, Dennis Henry McPherson of Hagerstown, Glenn Howard McPherson of Clear Spring and Donald Wayne McPherson of Williamsport, Md.; three sisters, Phyllis Thomas and JoAnne "Daps" Kelbaugh, both of Hagerstown, and Connie Bowman of Boonsboro, Md.; one brother, Howard McPherson of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by one sister, Frances McPherson; and two brothers, Joseph McPherson and Robert McPherson.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at New Life Christian Ministries, 12624 Trinity Church Drive, Clear Spring, MD 21722. The Rev. Ken R. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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