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Edward Brockenbrough McNally

May 2, 1938 - September 13, 2021

The reception for friends at the home of Margaret and Herschel Keller HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE due to rising Covid cases. A private family graveside service will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to Christchurch School or St. John’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to Christchurch School or St. John’s Episcopal Church.

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Edward Brockenbrough McNally, 83, of Forest, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 13, 2021.

Born on May 2, 1938, in Lynchburg, Virginia, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Gladys McNally and grandson of Josephine and Edward Brockenbrough.

Eddie grew up in Lynchburg and attended Christchurch School and Hampden-Sydney College.  He graduated from Lynchburg College.  In 1964, he married Betty Patteson.  He was in the National Guard stationed in Fort Knox, KY and was employed with National Gypsum for over forty years.  His true interests were managing his real estate investments and developing properties.  He enjoyed farming, raising cattle, and building his home with Betty in Forest, Virginia.  Eddie was a lifelong and active member at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Patteson McNally and three children: Edward Brockenbrough McNally, Jr.(Sheryl) of Roanoke, VA., Margaret McNally Keller (Herschel) of Lynchburg, VA, and Ashby Patteson McNally of Wilmington, NC.  Eddie also leaves behind seven grandchildren:  Edward Brockenbrough McNally, III,  Anne Mims McNally, John West McNally, Carter Braxton Keller, Morgan McNally Keller, Macon Elizabeth McNally, and Marguerite Patteson McNally.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Runk and Pratt for their care over the past several years.

The reception for friends at the home of Margaret and Herschel Keller HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE due to rising Covid cases.

A private family graveside service will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to Christchurch School or St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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The McNally family is in my thoughts and prayers. I was deeply saddened by this death. I wish you peace and serenity. ~Chris Kelly, M.B.A., M.A., A.B. Virginia Episcopal School Class of 1987. Davidson College Class of 1991. Webster University Classes of 1994 & 1995.

Posted by Stephen Christopher Kelly on September 20, 2021

My condolences to the entire McNally family. I hope you find comfort in each other and in the community around you. Wishing you all the best, Bud Walker

Posted by Bud Walker on September 20, 2021

I knew of Ed through my dad from many years ago. Rest In Peace Carlton Fears daughter, Robynne

Posted by Robynne fears on September 18, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Ed for many years at National Gypsum and he was a valuable asset to our company and well respected for his outstanding work. I'm sure he will be missed by his family and friends but let us remember all the good things and times we have enjoyed over the years with him and maybe it will help us through this difficult time. GOD BLESS Robert Johnston

Posted by Robert J Johnston on September 17, 2021

I was privileged to work with Ed for a lot of years at National Gypsum Co. He was a very good friend and hard worker. My heart and prayers go out to the family. May God give you peace and comfort you through these difficult times.

Posted by Earlene Huneycutt on September 16, 2021

Great guy. I’m thankful to have had the privilege of Ed passing through the pages of my life while at NGC.

Posted by Mo Dichard on September 16, 2021

Margaret, I am so sorry to hear about your father. Please give my love to your mother and family. What a beautiful life your parents had together and your family. Love to all. God bless. Margaret and Buddy Daniel

Posted by Margaret Daniel on September 15, 2021

Margaret, I am so sorry to hear about your father. Please give my love to your mother and family. What a beautiful life your parents had together and your family. Love to all. God bless. Margaret and Buddy Daniel

Posted by Margaret Daniel on September 15, 2021

Margaret, I am so sorry to hear about your father. Please give my love to your mother and family. What a beautiful life your parents had together and your family. Love to all. God bless. Margaret and Buddy Daniel

Posted by Margaret Daniel on September 15, 2021

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