Robert F. “Bob” McVey, Sr.

May 16, 1943 - June 16, 2019

Robert F. “Bob” McVey, Sr., age 76, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 16, 1943, he was a son of the late Randolf and Vendela (Benny) Robinson McVey. Bob served in the Military, where he was recipient of a Purple Heart for wounds received in action during the Vietnam War. Bob proudly served the US Army, 3rd Squadron, 5th Calvary, The Black Knights, and later worked tirelessly as an Honor Guard for the VFW Post 475, in Newark Delaware.  He retired from General Motors Corporation in Wilmington Delaware, where he worked for over 43 years.

Bob was also active with Disabled American Veterans, and a former member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Bob loved his home, riding his tractors, having get togethers in his outside Poll Barn, where he loved spending time with his children and friends. Bob was always there to help his children, relatives and friends with household projects, coaching little league, or whatever else people needed him for.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the people at The Voorhees Care and Rehabilitation Center, Voorhees New Jersey and the Philadelphia VA Hospice team Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for their loving care and support during his final days.  

Bob is survived by his sons, Robert F. McVey Jr., Bruce F. McVey; daughter, Brandi McVey Lettich; sister, Ruth Ann Wick; and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased in death by a son, Brian F. McVey; and brother, James T. McVey.  Bob was a loving and caring son, father, grandfather and friend to everyone he met.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12:30 pm on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Lt. J Allison O’Daniel VFW Post 475, 100 Veterans Dr., Newark, DE 19711, where a memorial service will begin at 12:30 pm.  Interment will be held at 10 am on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Lt. J Allison O’Daniel VFW Post 475, at the address listed above.


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12 Condolences for Robert F. “Bob” McVey, Sr.

  • Love you Dad! Miss you so much!!

  • God Bless Bob and Family during this most difficult time. It was an honor to visit you at the Philadelphia VA.

    Tom Player
    3/5 CAV Black Knights

  • Dear Mr.Mcvey Even though we never met, I certainly heard, many great things about you sir! May you rest in peace Angel and thank you for your service in helping to keep us safe from our enemies! ⚘⭐⚘⭐

  • Prayers to Bob and his family as they travel through this tough time 🙏. Bob will be remembered and never forgotten especially as a loving father.

  • The world was certainly a safer and better place with Bob’s presence and he made a great big brother to me. He put up with me living in his basement when I was a freshman at college. I have many memories of you, Robert and always admired your dedication to your VFW and support for fellow veterans.

    Blessings to Brandy, Bruce and their families. He will always be with you.

    Rosemary and Barry Rein
    Cuenca, Ecuador

  • I would like to extend the Mcvey family my deepest sympathy during your time of grief.

  • Thank you Robert for all you have done for our country and bless your family which will be forever grateful to you for all you have done for your children..And thank you for doing a huge part for Tim ‘s funeral. I will never forget. RIP
    Fran Knox

  • Bruce and family so sorry for your loss. I know this is a very difficult time for you and your family your dad is in your heart and will always be there remember the good times it helps.

  • I am sorry for your lose Bruce and Brandi. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Bruce. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • I am going to miss all the times we spend Together talking in the kitchen. Looking down the drive way in front of the house. Also all the Applebee’s dates we had after I cut the grass. I loved you so much!!! Missing you everyday!!

  • It is with great sadness that my children lost their dad Robert McVey, He was a great father, friend to many and a strong example and tribute to his military career and family. We will miss you Bob and rest peacefully with your son Brian and all of your wonderful pets, including your special fur children, Farrah, Hank and Jake. Rest in peace my friend and watch over your wonderful children as they move forward on the next phases of their lives. 🇺🇸🙏