Joseph Ansel

December 15, 1933

May 28, 2019

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, Ky. He was predeceased by his parents, infant daughter Ann Marie and sister Jayne Beaty.

He served 4 years in the United States 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, N.C.; 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 a.m. on Saturday June 1, 2019 at McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Martinsville Chapel. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday May 31, 2019 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.

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