Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

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Raymond Elias Hanger, Jr.

October 5, 1935November 14, 2019

Raymond Elias Hanger, Jr, 84, of Lyndhurst, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Waynesboro on October 5, 1935, a son of the late Raymond Elias, Sr. and Louise (Truxell) Hanger.

Raymond proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as an electrician with DuPont until his retirement. Raymond was a member of First Baptist Church in Waynesboro where he volunteered with the church mission trips in foreign countries and locally. He was also an active member of Habitat for Humanity. Raymond loved skiing and served on the ski patrol at Wintergreen for 35 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed working outdoors with his son’s business and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three children, Mitchell, David, and Laurie Hanger; sisters, Leona Thompson and Elizabeth Shifflett and brother, Glenn Hanger.

Survivors include his loving wife, Velma (Brydge) Hanger; children, Timothy Ray Hanger of Middlebrook, and Sheryl Lynn Hanger of Augusta Springs; special “son”,Joachim Schuhbauer; grandson, Austin Slade Hanger; brothers, Kenneth Hanger and wife, Judith of Churchville, Douglas Hanger of Winter Haven, FL, Howard Hanger and wife, Shirley of Fishersville; as well as extended family and friends.

Following a private family burial, a memorial service will be conducted at 2pm on Monday, November 18, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 301 S Wayne Ave, Waynesboro, with Rev. Barrett Owen officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Raymond’s memory to the church mission fund.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to their church family for all their love and support given to Raymond and his family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.



  • Memorial Service Monday, November 18, 2019


  • Officiating


Raymond Elias Hanger, Jr.

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Mae Fleming Palmer

December 4, 2019

Was saddened to learn of your dear Raymond’s passing. My thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace as you continue life’s journey without him by your side. Love to you Velma and those you love.

Susie Henderson

November 24, 2019

Velma, I was so sorry to hear of Raymond's passing. I enjoyed working with him many years at DuPont and also enjoyed getting to meet and know you as well at First Baptist Church. Your whole family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Tonya Meier

November 18, 2019

We send our love and prayers. Steve has shared many stories of growing up and being a part of the Hanger family. May the precious memories comfort you during this time. Rest in peace, Raymond.

Judi & Jim Kay & Kneas

November 18, 2019

Our condolences to the family. Jim and I were saddened to hear of Ray's passing. We both have such fond memories of Ray on the Wintergreen Ski Patrol. He loved to ski and help others. During Ray's 35 years on the Wintergreen Ski Patrol, he touched so many people with his generosity, kindness, and warmth. Joining the patrol after he retired from Dupont, he worked so hard to pass his ski exam, so determined to succeed he went up to the Northeast to refine his ski skills to allow him to pass the skiing exam. His friendship extended to fellow patrollers beyond the ski slope, as he helped me with my business (ATF gym) on several occasions. Always ready to lend a hand on any task, his memory will live on as we picture his friendly smile in the ski patrol dispatch room.
Rest in peace,
Judi Kay & Jim Kneas

Patty Arey

November 18, 2019

Raymond was like a “big” brother to Bill, as they were growing up.
And, our couples’ friendship, for many years, brings lots of happy memories.
May you feel the peace and comfort of God, during your times of sadness.
Bill and Patty Arey

Sharon Vaughan

November 17, 2019

Our condolences to the Hanger family. Karen and I were saddened to learn of this news. We were neighbors for so many years ,our street was like a close knit family. Raymond will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A good life leaves behind seeds that keep on growing. May you find peace and feel Gods love at this difficult time.
Karen and Sharon

Mark D Snyder

November 16, 2019

Rest in peace Ray.

Wintergreen is not the same without you.

Bruce and Barbara Hamrick

November 16, 2019

There are far to many wonderful memories to share and for that we are grateful. Raymond was a loving Christian man and a wonderful friend. We have been very blessed to have shared life with him.

Susan Czerwinski

November 16, 2019

Raymond was often at Village Green helping son Tim mow. He was always smiling pleasant and happy. He obviously helped many people in many ways and will be sadly missed.

Ray Colvin

November 16, 2019

My Condolences to all of Raymond's family. I worked with Raymond for several years at DuPont and always enjoyed being with him. He would help you any way he could, brought me home from a friends house when my motorcycle wouldn't start. Raymond will be remembered in the valley.