Daniel Neil McVey passed away quietly on Dec. 7, 2020.
Born Aug. 22, 1942 in Noblesville, Ind., he was the son of the late Lon Robert and Florence Olga (Remsen) McVey.
Mr. McVey was a lifelong resident of Sheridan, Ind. where he grew up and formed lifelong friendships and memories. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1960 and on Feb. 4, 1961 married his high school sweetheart, Myra Ann Purdy. He then served his country in the Air Force, with assignments in Wichita, Kan. and Lompoc, Calif.
Upon returning home with his family, Mr. McVey earned his real estate license and started a lifelong career in commercial real estate. An active and visible part of his community, he enjoyed supporting his boys’ sports and activities. He organized an annual golf outing which grew in popularity and legend, antics from which were often captured on 8 mm tape and replayed for years. These tapes have been donated to the Sheridan Historical Society.
Mr. McVey placed great importance on his lifelong friendship with Fred Spencer, Don Cooper, Bud Wright, John Snethen, David Urban and a few others, who together with their wives, formed a social circle throughout his life.
After losing his wife Myra to her second battle with cancer in 1994, Mr. McVey spent time with his grandchildren, worked, fished and golfed with friends. After several years alone, he met Jane Ann Storm who was originally from the Greenwood area. They were married on March 7, 2003, enjoying their life together watching and supporting their newly combined families.
Survivors include his second wife, Jane Ann McVey; older brother, Robert “Steve” (Sherry) McVey; sons, Brose A. McVey and Michael N. (Kelly) McVey; grandchildren, John D. “JD” McVey, Harry E. McVey, Lindsey M. McVey and Mitchell N. McVey; younger cousin, J. Kent Remsen, who he loved like a son; step-son, Todd T. (Kristy) Storm; step-daughter, Tosha S. (Ray) Matthews; and step-grandchildren, Austin T. Storm, Kylie S. Storm, Allea M. Storm, Katelyn S. Matthews and Raymond K. (Kade) Matthews; and sister-in-law, Lonna (Phil) Inskeep.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first grandson, Benjamin A. McVey; sisters-in-law, Carol Ann Purdy and Lynn Hume; brothers-in-law, Richard Purdy and Larry Hume; and by his beloved first wife, Myra Ann (Purdy) McVey on July 8, 1994.
Throughout his adult life, he took guidance and comfort from his faith and his bible study was always part of his morning routine. Mr. McVey will be interred next to Myra and Ben at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan.
Memorial donations may be made to Ben’s Ranch Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity formed in honor of Dan’s late grandson. Contributions can be made at https://bensranch.org/donate , or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kercheval Funeral Home in Sheridan.