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Waldo "Wally" McIlmurray Jr.

July 19, 1956 November 19, 2020
Waldo "Wally" McIlmurray Jr.
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Obituary for Waldo "Wally" McIlmurray Jr.

Waldo "Wally" McIlmurray Jr., age 64, passed away November 19, 2020. He was born July 19, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Waldo Sr.and Patricia McIlmurray . He was a talented hockey player when he was younger. He was visited by many hockey scouts and had the skill and opportunity to play professional hockey. Instead he chose to spend his life doing what he loved, training and driving horses. It was a lifelong passion of Wally's since childhood. He trained and drove many horses but he always affectionately remembered his favorite horse, "Skip with Joy". When he wasn't at the horse track he enjoyed golf and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Art (Staci Malady) McIllmurray, Lella (Bryan) Montgomery, Adam (J.Z.) Brownlee, and Mandy McIlmurray; his nephews and niece: Kyle, Craig, Adam Jr. and Christie; his longtime companion, Renee Hatfield and her children: Scott Hatfield and Paige Richards. Wally is also survived by his grandchildren: Lacey and Jaxon. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. Private family visitation will be held at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake Street, South Lyon. Due to current CDC restrictions, the family encourages online condolences, stories or sharing photographs through Wally's page at Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Rural Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

101 Rural Hill Road
Northville, MI 48167

101 Rural Hill Road Northville 48167 MI
United States

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