Richard Burrell “Buzz” Morral, 71, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Hinton, Va., on Feb. 26, 1942, and was a son of the late Burrell William and Ruby Ellen (Huffman) Morral.
Buzz retired from Americast in 2002.
He was first married to Janet Elaine (Caricofe) Morral on Aug. 26, 1961, and she preceded him in death on April 13, 1997. He married Delores Anita (Whetzel) Morral of Dayton.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Richard B. “Rick” Morral Jr. of Hinton; two stepdaughters, Kendra Pazaran of Dayton and Tara Whetzel of Harrisonburg; two stepsons, Brian Whetzel and Kyle Whetzel, both of Dayton; four sisters, Mary Lee Ewing of Harrisonburg, Donna Chandler of Port Republic, Patsy Londeree of Staunton and Adaline Hilbert of Hanover, Pa. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, especially dada’s girls, Kamiyah and Kaeyonna Williams.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Johnson and Mildred Rife and a brother, Johnny Morral.
A funeral service will be held at Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, with the Rev. Laney L. Knight and the Rev. Greg Adamson officiating. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday, March 22, 2013, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clover Hill Fire & Rescue, 2100 Clover Hill Road, Dayton, VA 22821.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com .