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Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

109 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA

OBITUARY

Joseph Ansel Magruder Jr.

December 15, 1933May 28, 2019
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Joseph Ansel Magruder, Jr, 85, of Martinsville, VA passed away Tuesday May 28, 2019. He was born December 15, 1933 to Joseph A. and Ruth Jayne Magruder in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was predeceased by his parents, infant daughter Ann Marie and sister Jayne Beaty. He served 4 years in the Navy - Naval Aviation. After graduating from Western Kentucky University, he worked 33 years for Henry County Schools. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Iris Webb Magruder; daughter Elizabeth Mae Magruder of Graham, NC; son Joseph A. Magruder III and wife Jennifer of Salem, VA; grandchildren Brendan, Connor and Rebecca Magruder of Salem, VA. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday June 1, 2019 at McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Martinsville Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8 pm on Friday May 31 at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville. Burial will be held at Roselawn Burial Park following the funeral. Memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 730 East Church Street, Suite 13, Martinsville, VA 24112 or American Lung Association in Virginia, 9702 Gayton Road, Suite 110, Richmond, VA 23238. Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home. To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph Ansel Magruder Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Ruth Jayne Magruder, Mother (deceased)
  • Ann Marie Magruder, Infant daughter (deceased)
  • Jayne Beaty, Sister (deceased)
  • Iris Webb Magruder, Wife
  • Elizabeth Mae Magruder, Daughter
  • Joseph Ansel Magruder III, Son
  • Jennifer Magruder, Daughter-in-law
  • Brendan Magruder, Grandchild
  • Connor Magruder, Grandchild
  • Rebecca Magruder, Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • John Felts, Active
  • Greg Hines, Active
  • Brendan Magruder, Active
  • Maury Robbins, Active
  • Brian Webb, Active
  • Harry Miller, Active
  • Connor Magruder, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Don Webb, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, June 1, 2019

Memories

Joseph Ansel Magruder Jr.

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Martha Thornton Smith

June 5, 2019

Thinking about you all during this difficult time. I pray the love from others and the special memories you have of your husband/dad will sustain you until you are reunited. It’s never easy to say so long until we meet again. Many prayers and much love to you all.

Robert Hawkes

May 31, 2019

To Mrs. Macgruder and family sorry to about the passing of Mr. Magruder may God be with you and your family during this time . In His Service Robert & Debbie Hawkes , I'm the son of Helen Hawkes

Susan Yost

May 30, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the Magruder Family. Joe was the oldest of the Magruder cousins and I was the youngest. As a young child I always Remember the excitement of our trips to Bowling Green to see Uncle Joe and Aunt Ruth Jane especially when they knew Joe, Iris and his kids were to visit...Joe was loved by all. He always had a gentle voice and always concerned about you as a individual...he was truly a good man. May our arms wrap around this family in their sadness, but remember all the wonderful things Joe gave to his family, his country, and to the world to make it a better place...
Susan (Magruder ) Yost

Richard Read

May 29, 2019

Dear Iris and Family,
Our sincere sympathy in your loss of Joe, a dear friend since 1954 in Korea.
Always had such memorable times together with you in VA and visiting your
parent's home. Be healthy and happy in his memory.
Our Love and Prayers,
Dick and Marcia Read

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