Friday, September 10th, 2021
Former Fort Recovery resident, Raymond A. Wilson, of Avon Park, FL. passed away on August 27, 2021.
He was born July 24, 1932 in Scottsville, KY to Walter & Bertha Wilson. Ray married Lois Smith who proceeded him in death on April 14, 2021.
He is survived by three children, Mike, unknown, Linda of Decatur, IN and Randy (Patti) of St. Cloud, FL. Three grandsons, Chad (Brandi) and Curtis (Charlene) of St. Cloud, FL and Spencer (Magen) of Decatur, IN. One granddaughter, Michelle, CA. Two great grandsons, William & Toby and four great granddaughters, K'Lian, Carolica, Zoey and Oakley. In-laws: Richard (Linda) Smith, Commerce, MI. and several nieces and nephews.
Proceeding him in death besides his wife and parents are a sister and her husband, Edward & Grace Powers and sister, Ruth Ann Devine.
Ray worked for Gels Bros. driving truck and Ft. Recovery Industries and also drove school bus for Ft. Recovery schools before moving to Florida in 1985. Ray was a Retired Army Veteran serving in the Korean War and a recipient of The Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, United Nations Service Medal and The Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW and DAV.
Memorials can be sent to the Friends of the Opera House, P.O. Box 691, Fort Recovery, OH 45846.
Burial, with full military honors, will be held at a later date due to the rising numbers of COVID-19.