Mr. Steven "Sonny" McNamara, 77, passed away Wednesday, October 17, at the VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Born May 13, 1930 in Richmond, he was the son of Daniel and Melinda McNamara, both of whom preceded him in death. He served in the US Army from 1948-1955 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was formerly employed at Richmond Gear Works and later went to work at Hills Floral Products, where he retired. He was an avid coon hunter when health permitted and was a former member of the Wayne County Coon Hunters Association. He also enjoyed fishing and watching Westerns.
Mr. McNamara will be missed by his daughters, Debbie Hunt, of Union City; Cindy Wilson, of Richmond and Theresa Skinner McNamara, of Fountain City; his sons, Steven W. McNamara, of Winchester and Garry and Larry McNamara, both of Richmond; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Texanna Adams, of Richmond; Lola Amburgey, of New Paris, OH; Penny Wheeler, of Richmond and Darlene Collins, of Central, SC; 1 brother, Robert McNamara, of Richmond, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. McNamara was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle McNamara, on May 1, 1992; daughter, Stacey L. Jackson, on April 18, 1998; great-grandson, Joshua Dean Jones, on Nov. 25, 2001; 1 sister, Peggy Jo Lee and 1 brother, Billy F. McNamara.
A funeral ceremony was conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery, with full military rites conducted by the Wayne County Honor Guard.