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“We are sorry to learn of Curtis' passing. Mitzi and I were remembering the time when Carl Miller wanted to take his grandson Matt fishing and Curtis...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Mike & Mitzi Heiser - Longmont, CO

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Went to church with your parents when I was younger..Such sweet people... With Deepest Sympothy, ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Teresa Smith - Galion, OH

“Dear Angie & Chuck, We were so sorry to hear of your loss, please accept our sympathy at this time. Sincerely, Ken & Mary Burkhart ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Ken & Mary Burkhart - Galion, OH

“Effie, So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family has always meant so much to us. Sending lots of love and prayers to all of you. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: carolyn webber - galion, OH

“Our thoughts,prayers and sympathy are with all of you at this time. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Dennis, Carla, Kaylee and Tyson - OH

“Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you with our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Dick & Jeralyn Predmore - Galion, OH

“To The Curtis Ray Family Please except our deepest Sympathy, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Thomas E & Betty L Reece - Galion, OH

“Angie an family... so so sorry for your loss of such a prize possession.. your father was such a wonderful man.. Remember our trips to florida an...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: sharon fairchild - galion, OH

“We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. in deepest sympathy, Ray & Renita Lucas and Hal & Jo-Ann Spurlock ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Renita Lucas - Barboursville, WV

“Dear Ray Family, Please accept our sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Thinking of you all. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Steve & Mindy Lamontagne - Galion, OH

“To the Ray Family, Please accept our prayers and sympathy for the loss of Curtis. Bless you. The Ron Nelson Family Rona nd Linda (McNew) Nelson ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Ron and Linda Nelson - Galion, OH

“To The Ray Family, With Deepest Sympathy to You and Your Family in this time of sorrow.May your Faith Comfort You at this difficult...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Joe and Josie Scheidler - Galion, OH

“Dear Ray Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bless you all. Jeff, Lori Kocher & Family ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Lori Kocher - Galion, OH


Curtis L. Ray, 83, of 900 Charles Street, Galion, died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at home surrounded by his family after failing health. Born Aug. 16, 1928 in Coulwood, Va., he was the son of the late Thomas and Matilda (Sykes) Ray. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Effie W. (Vance) Ray, whom he married Nov. 11, 1949. Curtis served with the U.S. Army during World War II from 1946 to 1949 and with the U.S. Air Force in 1949. He enjoyed being with his family, fishing, camping, bee keeping, gardening, traveling and watching football. He was a member of the Pentecostal House of Faith in New Winchester. He retired in 1974 from Fisher Body Division of General Motors, Mansfield/Ontario Plant. Prior to that he worked for Kokosing Contractors in Fredericktown and in the coal mines in Buchanan, Va. In addition to his wife, Effie, he is also survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ross Hiatt, Angie and Chuck Caldwell, Patricia and Jerry Marshall and Sue and Ric Miller; two sons and daughters-in-law, Buzz and Mary Ray and Tom and Trudy Ray, all of Galion; eight grandchildren, Shawn Hall, Sherri (Ryan) Sheriff, Niki (Ryan Schroeder) Holt, Josh Ray, Curtis (Erica Jones) Ray, Chad Ray, Brooke (Jason) Harsh and Jessica Miller; ten great-grandchildren, Andy, Angelica, Allison, Laynee, Riley, Kaleb, Adlynne, Lydea, Miley and Holden; one sister, Anna Jean Combs of Lebanon, Va. and many nieces and nephews including two close nephews Ted Ray and Mack Ray. He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Hubert Ray. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2012 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012 with Pastor Wayne Harris officiating. Burial with full military graveside services will be conducted by the U.S. Army and the Galion area veteran's organizations. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250 or to MedCentral Hospice, 335 Glessner Ave., Mansfield, Ohio 44903.

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