Herman "Sonny" Neil McHorney

Tuesday, July 17th, 1928 - Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Herman Neal McHorney, Sr, 91, of Suffolk went to be with the Lord on December 10, 2019. A lifelong native of South Norfolk, he was preceded in death by his wife, June McHorney, and his parents Raymond and Betty McHorney. Sonny attended Raleigh Heights Baptist Church and was a past member of the Chesapeake School Board, United States Army Reserves (Lt. Col retired), Masonic Lodge AF & AM 339, Khedive Temple, Scottish Rite, Chesapeake Shrine Club and South Norfolk Ruritan Club. He was retired from Northwestern National Life Insurance. His life revolved around his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Herman “Speedy” McHorney and his wife, Brenda of Virginia Beach, Ray McHorney and his wife, Debbie of Suffolk; two granddaughters, Lauren Kadish and her husband, Chris of Virginia Beach and Jordan Dierstein and her husband, Steve of Virginia Beach; two grandsons, Ian McHorney and his wife, Brooke of Carrollton and Eric McHorney of Denver, Colorado; two great-grandchildren, Connor and Raelynn; two sisters, Ginger Courtney and her husband, Butch of Virginia Beach, Sharon Ellington and her husband, Eddie of Chesapeake, and a host of other family and friends. He is also survived by his very special friend, Joan Bing.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2 p.m. Riverside Memorial Park with Rev. James Thompson officiating. Please visit to leave a condolence to the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 2:00pm
    Riverside Memorial Park
    1000 Indian River Road
    NORFOLK, VA 23523
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    Pastor Jim Thompson
  • Interment

    Riverside Memorial Park
    1000 Indian River Road
    Norfolk, Virginia 23523
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Paul Forehand

Posted at 08:44am
So sorry for the great loss of such a wonderful man. Sonny was a great role-model who loved his children and family so much. He will be missed by all of those who loved him. Paul & Elaine Forehand

Robert T. Dail

Posted at 11:55pm
Speedy and Ray, I was sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. I extend my sincerest and heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Although many years ago, I remember your Dad as one of the prominent men who set a great example for the boys in the neighborhood in which we grew up. l remember him and the other local businessmen enjoying morning coffee and conversation at the corner drug store where I worked as a teenager. “Colonel McHorney” took a keen interest in my decision to enter the Army as a young officer and was one of my first professional mentors; he was a positive and very good man. Bobby Dail

Robert Atkins

Posted at 07:32am
Ray & Debbie,

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Glad I got to know "Mr. Mac" for a short period of time. He was a good and generous man. With heartfelt sympathy, Bobby Atkins

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