Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ray William Anderson (August 10, 2014)

It was with great sadness and loss that Ray William Anderson, 82 of Cocoa, FL passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 during a tragic accident traveling home from Greenville, Ohio on Highway I-75, Valdosta, GA.

Ray is survived by his wife, Linda Lou Class Anderson; son, Steven Ray Anderson (Beverly Jean Anderson); grandsons, Andrew Ray Anderson & Jeremiah John Hendrex of Cocoa, Florida, and Bryan Joshua Hendrex of Deerfield Beach, Florida; one great-grandson, Jeremiah John Hendrex Jr.(J.J.) of Cocoa, Florida. Ray was lovingly known to his grand kids as Grandpa Ray & Grandpa Dutch. Also survived by one sister, Mary Jane Hicks of Bradford, Ohio; and one brother, Robert Eugene Anderson of Arcanum, Ohio.

Preceded in death by his parents, Roy Sylvester Anderson and Echo Jane Fourman Anderson; sisters, Clara Mae Anderson Fourman, Lulabell Anderson Besecker and Alyce Jean Anderson Shoop; and several nieces and nephews.

Ray previously worked for Wayne Feed Company, former owner of Ray's Alternator Service and owner/operator of his semi and dump truck service, Ansonia/Greenville, Ohio. Ray retired in 2013 from Praxair, Mims, Florida.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. As requested by the family, in lieu of flowers donations can be sent to a Heart or Cancer Center of your choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com