Ray L. ButcherJanuary 18, 1938 ~ November 15, 2017 (age 79)
Ray L. Butcher, 79, of Warren, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Youngstown. He was born January 18, 1938 in Clarksburg, W. Va., and had lived in Ohio since 1966.
A 1956 graduate of Washington Irving High School in Clarksburg, Ray retired from General Motors after 41 years as a repairman. He enjoyed working around his house, a good game of horseshoes, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an auxiliary member of the VFW in Newton Falls.
Loving memories of Ray will live in his four children: Debra (Mike) Godbey of Somerset, Ky., Ray C. (Susan) Butcher of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Rosemary (Windell) Lockett of Youngstown, and Richard F. (Kathy) Butcher of Warren; nine grandchildren: James Ray (Michele) Strickland, Rachel Marie Rose (Brandon) Morrow, Heidi Marie Straitiff (Richard Suleman), Bethany Rose (John) Gillespie, Alexandra Michelle Lesnoski (Jacob Seamons), Jeffrey Goodman, Sara Goodman, Olivia Goodman, and Joshua Butcher; three great-grandchildren: Lucas Stephen Morrow, Jack Joseph, Brooklyn Rose Seamons, and awaiting the birth of another great-grandson; five sisters: Barbara Johnson of Roanoke, Va., Sharon Alonso of Clarksburg, W. Va., Brenda Conley of Mt. Clare, W. Va., Linda Altovilla and Terry Felts, both of Clarksburg; three brothers: Gerald of Mineral Ridge, and Richard and Ronnie Joe Butcher, both of Clarksburg; and a brother-in-law, John (Charylene) Chipps of Clarksburg.
Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife, Glenna (Chipps) Butcher, whom he married April 8, 1957 and who died July 10, 2010; four sisters: Olive Pearl “Bobby” Boyce, Margaret “Peggy” Schweinbraten, Sarah Elizabeth Spohn, and Rosemary Tingler; and a brother, James Butcher.
Memorial services will be held 7:00 pm Friday, November 17, 2017 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, with Ray’s nephew, Rev. Robert Shingleton of Shinnston, W. Va. officiating. Friends may call 6:00 to 7:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. The burial of his urn will take place at Champion Township Cemetery at a later date.