Theodore Worsley McVay
June 20, 1952 - April 1, 2009

PMr. McVay passed away on April 1, 2009, in Lubbock, Texas.nbsp He was born June 20, 1952, in Hobbs, to James Coleman and Sarah Jane McVay.nbsp Ted married Elaine Dallas on June 14, 1980, in Hobbs.P
PSurvivors include his wife Elaine his brothers, James McVay, Michael McVay and wife Mary his sons, Christopher and fiancee Whitney McCauley, and Ryan his daughters, Alexandra and Cameron his nephews, Coleman McVay, Michael Ross McVay and fiancee Casey Jones and Blake McVay his nieces, Molly Githens and husband Tommy and Hilary McVay and a host of beloved relatives and friends.P
PTed graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in finance.nbsp After college, Ted returned to his hometown of Hobbs and joined his father, James, at McVay Drilling.nbsp He began working as a roughneck on drilling rigs, but eventually rose to become President of the company.nbsp However, his experiences as a roughneck always remained with him, and he was dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of his employees.nbsp Ted worked at McVay drilling alongside his brother Michael and eventually his son Christopher and nephew Michael Ross.nbsp Under their watch, McVay Drilling continued to be one of the most wellrespected businesses in the oil and gas industry.P
PHoping to give back to the community that gave him so much, Ted worked and volunteered for several organizations to help promote the local economy and community he loved.P
PTed was a passionate fisherman and hunter, and exuded the necessary qualities to be successful at them: patience, humility and respect.nbsp Ted said that he loved fishing and hunting not for the thrill of the catch, but for the quietness it restored to his soul and the opportunity it provided to bond with his close friends and family.P
PAbove all else, Ted McVay loved his four children, and he lived his life not for himself, but for them.nbsp His children were his greatest source of pride and his wife, Elaine, always remained the love of his life.P
PTed McVay was a blessing to allnbsp who knew him.P
PInstead of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church in Hobbs, the Relay for Life Team for the First United Methodist Church, or PDAP.P

Obituary Provided By:
Chapel of Hope
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Hobbs, NM  88240