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David Lee Ray
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Senior Chaplain David Lee Ray age 63 of Mendon, Michigan passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2018 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was born November 30, 1954 in Arizona son of the late Chester and Beulah (Gibson) Ray.
David resided in Mendon for the past 41 years coming from Sturgis. On September 17, 1977 he married LaVonna Rodenberger in Leonidas.
David retired from Grumman Olson in Sturgis following 25 years of dedicated employment. Following his retirement he worked for 2 years as the manager of the Sears store in Sturgis and also worked at Walmart in Sturgis.
He was actively involved in the Fellowship Ministries in Temple, Texas. David enjoyed Watch and playing golf, following local and world news and was an avid fan of football.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 40 years: LaVonna; two sisters: Billie Chesnail and Pennie Spence; one nephew and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Steve Ray.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 P.M. Friday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services celebrating the life of Senior Chaplain David Lee Ray will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. David Farrell will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at the Leonidas Cemetery in Leonidas.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family c/o: LaVonna Ray, 27463 Butler Rd., Mendon, MI 49072.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Friday

13

Apr

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Visitation

Friday

13

Apr

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Service

Saturday

14

Apr

1:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Cemetery Details

Location

Leonidas Cemetery
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