Mr. McVay, born Arkansas on May 5, 1940, owned and operated Tracy Electric from 1984 to 2002 and then worked as an electrician for Lynx Enterprises from 2002 to 2013.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Kay McVay of Keyes; two sons, Brian Piersall of Tracy and Patrick Piersall of Ceres; a sister, Gail Alexander of Colorado; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Clarence and Marie McVay; two children, Lee Lombardi and Richard McVay; and a brother, Carl McVay.
The Friday memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. at Ceres Christian Church, 3502 Roeding Road, in Ceres. Allen Mortuary, 247 N. Broadway, in Turlock, is handling arrangements.