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Walter Joseph Ray

January 19, 1943 December 25, 2018
Walter Joseph Ray
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Obituary for Walter Joseph Ray

Walter Joseph Ray, 75, of Rockport, Indiana died on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, in his home surrounded by family.
Walter was born on January 19, 1943 in the home of his parents, Victor and Mayme Ray, in Grandview, Indiana. Walter resided in Grandview until he moved to Rockport in 2000.
While attending Grandview Elementary School, Walter played both basketball and baseball. He was also a member of the annual staff. He graduated in 1961 from Rockport High School, where he was a member of the Future Farmers of America all 4 years and a member of the cheer block his junior year. He served 6 years in the National Guard. He worked briefly at General Electric and then at Alcoa for 39 years before retiring on December 31, 2004. He always enjoyed farming and tending to his garden, where he grew sweet corn, green beans, and tomatoes that he shared every year with friends and family.
Walter is preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Jerry Biggs.
Walter is survived by his sister Betty (Ray) Biggs of Grandview; his brother Bob Ray of Grandview; nieces Beth (Biggs) Franchville and spouse, Joe, of Coatesville, IN, Erin (Ray) Meadors and spouse, Brent, of Grandview; nephew Jeff Ray of Grandview; great nephews Justin Franchville of Holland, MI, Jason and Jackson Franchville of Coatesville, Brylan and Cadem Meadors of Grandview; great niece Maemi Meadors of Grandview, and numerous extended family members.
Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport with Father Ron Kreilein and Pastor Carl Jones presiding.
Visitation will take place from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Friday, December 28, 2018 and from 9:00 A.M. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Spencer County Hospice.


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Visitation

Friday

28

Dec

4:00 PM 12/28/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/28/2018 8:00:00 PM
Boultinghouse Funeral Home

527 Main Street
Rockport, IN 47635

Boultinghouse Funeral Home
527 Main Street Rockport 47635 IN
United States

Visitation

Saturday

29

Dec

8:00 AM 12/29/2018 8:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
Boultinghouse Funeral Home

527 Main Street
Rockport, IN 47635

Boultinghouse Funeral Home
527 Main Street Rockport 47635 IN
United States

Service

Saturday

29

Dec

11:00 AM 12/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
Boultinghouse Funeral Home

527 Main Street
Rockport, IN 47635

Boultinghouse Funeral Home
527 Main Street Rockport 47635 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Spencer County Hospice

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