Welcome, Guest Log in or Register


Search Obituaries:
     

Advanced Search                     Show Popular Searches


 

        
  

This page has been viewed 1772 times    
 
David L. Ray
David L. RayFlag   David Lee Ray, age 61, of Richmond Indiana, formerly of LaRue, died Tuesday June 16, 2009 at 12:40 PM at the VA Medical Center in Dayton.  He was born September 15, 1947 in Kenton, Ohio to the late William D. and Georgia (Rogers) Ray.  On May 13, 1970 he married Shelley Holtsberry and she survives.

Also surviving are sons; David L. (Debra) Ray Jr. of Omaha, Nebraska and Darrin L. Ray of Marion, Ohio. Grandchildren: Conner D, Ray, Blake N. Ray and Lexa N. Ray.  Sisters; Brenda Ray of Toledo, Lynda Shipp of Belle Center, Susan Lasure of Harrod and Diane Shipp. Brother; Jerry (Linda) Shipp of Wapakoneta. Nieces and Nephews.  Brother Ed Shipp is deceased.

David was an apprentice tool and die maker and worked as a die setter for Osborn Internatioinal.  He graduated from Kenton High School, and Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  He served in the U S Army in Viet Nam where he earned the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.  Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was active with the Richmond Senior Center during many different types of art work. He also was licensed to fly airplanes.

There will be no service or calling hours. The family request that folks celebrate Davids life as it was before his illness. He is truly now at peace.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue is helping with arrangements.

Those who wish may make contributions to either Richmond Senior Center 1600 S. 2nd St. Richmond, Indiana 47374 or the American Cancer Society.

Remembrances and Condolences may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballingerfuneralhome.com.






Feel free to post a remembrance on this person's birthday,
anniversary of passing, holidays, or whenever feels appropriate.







Condolences       to

#1 from: MR MRS DAVID STARCHER
1231 Montego Dr Marion, Ohio
Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 8:08 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. David is no longer in the great pain he was in. He has gone to be with Jesus and live with no pain. As Blake and Lexa's aunt and uncle we have gotten to know you all and we love you. May God be with you and we are praying for you all each day.



#2 from: BARBARA A STOFCHECK
 
Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 8:42 AM

DEAR, DEAR SHELLEY,
DAVID IS NOW SAFE AND OUT OF PAIN. YOU ARE IN OUR HEART. YOU HAVE BEEN A GOOD AND LOVING WIFE AND SO YOU CAN REST EASY TOO. GIVE A HUG TO DAVID WHEN YOU SEE HIM NEXT TIME AND LET HIM KNOW WE'LL MISS HIS DAD.
BARB  & ED



#3 from: Derrek Holtsberry
 
Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Shelly first of all I am really sorry. One of the guys from the firehouse told me you had stopped up and I knew that if you were in town he had probably passed. Im not sure if you will read this before you do get ahold of me but my phone number is 740-225-5007 and you can call any time. I talked to my dad and he is going to try to get ahold of you after he gets off of work today (Thursday). If you need anything at all just let me know.



#4 from: Brenda (Clixby) Kramer
Marion OH
Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Shelley, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband.  Please accept my sincere sympathy in the time of your family's loss.



#5 from: Angel (Staten) Endicott
Fort Wayne, IN
Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Shelley, David, & Darrin
You all were like family to me growing up.  David kept me in line like he was my own father.  I am sorry to hear of his passing.  Please email me.  
Angel (Staten) Endicott



#6 from: Dave Stallsmith
LaRue, Ohio
Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 9:23 AM

Shelley, I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  My most vivid memory of Dave was the day he built me my first electronic siren. You told me he could do anything, so I stopped in one day and asked him if it would be possible. He said “well let’s go out to the shop and give it a try. I was amazed watching him work. He looked through many spare parts. Trying one then the other, and by the end of the day I had my first electronic siren. It did take most of the day, but watching, talking, and asking many questions about what he was doing, it seamed like only an hour. I believe a person will learn something new every day of his life, if he is paying attention. Well that day I walked out of Dave’s shop with a Masters Degree in Electrical Science. He was a very intelligent man, and I am sure he will be missed not only by you and the rest of his family, but by his neighbors as well.Doris and I send our sincere sympathy to you in the time of your family's loss.





#7 from: Cindy
 
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Shelley,

Will be praying for you.






#8 from: Michele (Reynolds) Leber
North Carolina
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Shelly, David and Darrin,

I am so sorry to hear about Big Dave. Little Melvin told me and then Dennis called me also to tell me it was in the paper. Our prayers are with you all. I know that Big Dave is no longer in pain. I think of you all often and there has been so many times that Little Melvin and I talk aobut you all and we share stories of the boys growing up. Your whole family was and is very special to us even though we are miles a part. Please take care and when you get a chance send me a email.. I would love to hear from you and the boys,
rebelsgirl1956@yahoo.com

God Bless
Michele



#9 from: Rick (blue tic ) Blankenship
Sandia,Tx.
Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Shelley its been a long time,heard about David,ive missed you an Dave very much but could not find you.Will always have you in my heart as best friends.Sorry about David Your old friend Rick Blankenship




View Index | Notify Me | Print Condolences


Home | History | Directions | Pre-Planning | Obituaries | Archives | Contact Us | Florists | Hotels | Obit Alerts

Copyright © 2018 Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Homes, Inc.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:10:00 EDT