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Donald Ray Friend                  Send flowers
Services: Thursday June 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue Add to Google Calendar
Visitation: Friends may call two hours prior to the service beginning at 5:00 pm at the funeral home in LaRue
Donald Ray FriendDonald Ray Friend, 55 of LaRue, died unexpectedly Thursday June 16, 2022 at his home.

He was born November 10, 1966 in Marion to Clarence and Margaret (Strait) Friend Sr.

Ray was a dedicated employee of J-Lenco in LaRue. He was a very complex man, he was artistic, musically inclined, a perfectionist, jokester and someone who loved adventure.
Ray could fix anything he put his mind to, he was very talented with his hands and mind.
He was a great friend to many and a special person to his large family.

Surviving is his mom, Margaret Friend of LaRue, siblings, Clarence (Melissa) Friend Jr. of LaRue, Roy (Sunday) Friend of Mansfield, Richy (Shannon) Friend of Marion, Mary (Tim Howard) Blankenship of Cable, Sharon Webb of Kenton, Karen Lehman of LaRue, Sandy Friend of Marion and Michelle (Per) Westman of Sweden
Special friend, Lisa Norris of Marion
His fur babies, Max and Reese
And many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends

Funeral services will be held Thursday June 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Pastor Brent Layne will officiate. Friends may call two hours prior to the service beginning at 5:00 pm at the funeral home in LaRue.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.




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#1 from: Tammy Foley
 
Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 3:42 PM

Sending prayers and love to Ray's family

        I will Always Love Ray

            Love always Tammy



#2 from: Michael Friend
Texas
Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 5:06 PM

Ray was already an Angel that was walking this earth among us.  He called me brother, not friend. We grew up together and had so many good times together. Ray is the most talented, gifted, incredible person I have ever met in my life.  I will always Love him and one day look forward to being with him in Heaven.   God probably already has him making another universe or something challenging like that up there.  There will never be one day that goes by that I will think of him and carry him with me in my true heart of hearts. You know, itís really hard to say goodbye like Iím trying to, but I also know that I will see him again in the next.   I Love him and I always will.  I know right where he is.  Heaven.   Amen Lord.  Love ya Ray.  All my heart brother man.  



#3 from: Holly Lemaster
Marion, Ohio
Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 8:29 PM

So sorry for your loss! I worked with Ray at J-Lenco for awhile,  and he always smiled and tried to make every day a good day! He also loved his motorcycle and was very proud of his work! He was always more then happy to help if you needed it! Heaven has gained an Angel for sure, for ever remembered and missed by many!



#4 from: Dee Roberts
Tollesboro Ky
Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 2:45 PM

So sorry for the whole family. †Ready was a very sweet man and will be missed. †Love and hugs to his family.



#5 from: Sondra Smith
Kenton
Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 8:24 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you all esp my good friend Michelle. All my love 🙏❤



#6 from: The Myers Family
 
Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 9:37 AM

Ray was a good friend and the greatest neighbor anyone could ask for. If I needed help with anything, he was over in a heartbeat. He will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Jeff (neighbor from across the street)



#7 from: Miracle friend
Marion
Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 1:47 PM

I'm sorry for the rest of our family he was a really nice person and he always made people smile and now he is in heaven I hope you are making everyone up there happy you will forever be missed by the family love and miss you ray 😔😔



#8 from: Nevaeh
Marion
Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 11:09 AM

I'm sorry for your loss
Ray was a good friend of mine
I remember the time we went to the Halloween party with him we had so much fun
He is a fun and cool guy
He was always funny and joked around
He worked at j-lenco in larue
Ray you will be missed




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