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Official Obituary of

Charles McCray, Jr

June 21, 1936 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Charles McCray Obituary

Charles "Mac" McCray, Jr. age 87, passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2024, in Henderson, NV surrounded by family members. Mac was born on June 21, 1936, in Brooklyn, NY to Charles McCray, Sr. and Emma McCray (Jackson).


Mac was a dedicated and courageous man who served his country with honor and distinction for 23 years in the Marine Corps. He was a true patriot who selflessly dedicated his life to protecting our great country. During his service he completed three tours of duty in Vietnam, demonstrating incredible bravery and resilience in the face of adversity.


After serving his country he embarked on a new chapter in his life by obtaining his master's degree in psychology at the University of California, Riverside, pursuing a career as a therapist to continue his mission of service and support for others. Mac transitioned from battlefield to the therapy room with grace and determination, drawing upon his own life experiences to offer guidance, empathy, and healing to those in need. His deep sense of empathy, coupled with his unwavering commitment to helping others made him a beacon of hope and strength for those who crossed his path.


As a therapist Mac touched countless lives, offering solace, understanding, and a listening ear to those struggling with their own battles. His unique blend of military discipline, compassion, and wisdom created a safe space for his clients to explore their emotions, confront their challenges, and find their own path to healing and growth.


Beyond his professional accomplishments, Mac was a loving father, husband, and friend. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of over 40 years, Masako McCray and his son, Sherman McCray, and sister Lorene McCray and his favorite grand dog Mimi. He is survived by his children Edward H. McCray, Gary and Kiyomi (McCray) Drinkhorn, Grandkids Michael McCray, Taurean and Brittany (Jackson) McCray, Midori Molina, Caleb Molina, Jessica Garcia, Goddaughter Michelle Howard and great grandkids Kenji, Koji, Kane, and Kai McCray and niece Aba Tucker, great nephew Stefan Romero II, great niece Grace Romero and many other nieces and nephews and grand dogs Spanky and Jaspee.


Rest in peace Sgt. Major Charles McCray, Jr. Thank you for your service, your kindness, and the love you shared with us all. You will be deeply missed but your spirit will continue to guide and inspire us.


Family and friends are invited to the service that will be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 1900 Veterans Memorial Dr., Boulder City, NV 89005 on Friday, May 31, 2024, at approximately 2pm. A casual gathering to follow at 177 Rocky Star St., Henderson, NV 89012.

 

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