Palm Memorial - Kerman Chapel

538 South Madera Avenue, Kerman, CA


Riley Nelson McVay Jr.

August 8, 1930April 20, 2020

Riley Nelson McVay Jr., age 89, of Tranquility, California passed away on Monday April 20, 2020. Riley was born August 8, 1930 in Mayflower, Arkansas to Ona McElroy McVay and Riley N. McVay.

Riley is survived by; son Rondol Moss; son Tommy McVay; and son Michael McVay; brother Bobby McVay; and several wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Riley was preceded in death by his wife Cloetta Sue McVay; father Riley N. McVay and mother Ona McElroy McVay; brother Clois McVay; brother Bud McVay; brother J.C. McVay; brother O.D. McVay; sister Inez Cross and sister Bernell Walters.

A Graveside Service for Riley will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Fresno Memorial Gardens, 175 South Cornelia Ave, Fresno, California 93706.


  • Riley N. McVay, Father (deceased)
  • Ona McElroy McVay, Mother (deceased)
  • Cloetta Sue McVay, Wife (deceased)
  • Rondol Moss, Son
  • Tommy McVay, Son
  • Michael McVay, Son
  • Bobby McVay, Brother
  • Clois McVay, Brother (deceased)
  • Bud McVay, Brother (deceased)
  • J.C. McVay, Brother (deceased)
  • O.D. McVay, Brother (deceased)
  • Inez Cross, Sister (deceased)
  • Bernell Walters, Sister (deceased)
  • Mr. McVay is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 30, 2020


Riley Nelson McVay Jr.

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wanda mancini

April 25, 2020

Tom, Mike and Family, we share your loss.
From the time Sonny and Sue were married he was welcomed into our
very large extended Simpson Family, their door was always open and family was welcome. His smile and laugh will be remembered.
You were blessed to have such special parents, and now they are
"Together Again"

wanda, one of your many Simpson cousins

Dana McVay

April 25, 2020

Uncle Son, you were the best uncle ever and I have many wonderful memories. I love you ❤❤❤

Ramona DAVIS

April 24, 2020

So sorry to hear of Sonny,s passing. What a wonderful sweet man he was. Sending my condolence to the family.
Love You Tom and Mike

Mary ann Mcvay Hargis

April 24, 2020

Uncle Son was always a positive influence. a humble, loyal man always greeted you with a smile. Nothing but good memories. I love you & miss you dearly......see you soon ♥️

Jeanette McVay

April 24, 2020

You were always good to me Uncle Son ... Each passing of our family gets harder & harder ... I love you .


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