Richard Owen LeMay

January 24, 1957 - August 7, 2011

Richard Owen LeMay, age 54, of McKinney, Texas passed away August 7, 2011. He was born January 24, 1957 in Santa Barbara, California to Howard LeMay and Virginia (Dahl) LeMay. Richard grew up in Santa Barbara, California, where he graduated from Santa Barbara High School. He moved to Texas in 1979 and worked in construction for Wayne Reed, before starting his retail career at Tom Thumb. Over the next 26 years his dedication and loyalty as a store manager for Tom Thumb and Fiesta was recognized and respected by everyone who had the opportunity to know and work for him. Richard married his best friend Charlotte Jean Pence on April 28, 2007. Next to Richard’s family and friends, his passion was NASCAR. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte LeMay of McKinney, Texas; children, Robert LeMay and wife Tabby of Maurice, Louisiana, Michelle LeMay of McKinney, Texas, Amber LeMay of McKinney, Texas, Morgan Perez and husband, Donny of Little Elm, Texas, Carrie Waldrip and husband, Allen of Plano, Texas and Ethan Pence of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Elizabeth LeMay, Robert LeMay, Jr., Alexis Perez, Jaidan Perez and Mateo Perez; parents, Howard and Virginia LeMay of Las Vegas, Nevada; sisters, Lori Vay and husband, Rick of Las Vegas, Nevada and Lesa Perez of California, and also many other beloved family members. He was preceded in death by Michelle and Amber’s mother, Mary Zirkelbach LeMay. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2011, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. William Sterling officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas. The family suggests that Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Richard’s memory.

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SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RICHARD,I WILL BE PRAYING FOR ALL OF YALL KEVIN HAND, August 12, 2011 We were so saddened to hear of Richard's passing. He was our neighbor for 14 years. I always felt like he would do anything for us if we needed it. We have been out of town all week but thinking of everyone. Rest in peace Richard. Sullivan family. Stacy Sullivan, August 12, 2011 We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time. Jerry & Linda Huntley, August 11, 2011 You will be missed dearly Dad. Love you and miss you! Robert L. LeMay, August 10, 2011 Charlotte and family, We are so sorry to hear about Richard. He was such a great friend of mine for many years and I will cherish the time I worked with him and his friendship. I feel so lucky to have known him. He was such a great person and LOVED his family. We are thinking of ya'll during this hard time. Kim & Billy Moore KIM MOORE, August 9, 2011