Raymond "Ray" W. Barber, 76, of 16255 Glynwood-New Knoxville Rd. in Glynwood, OH died at 4:30 A.M. on Sunday, November 17th , 2019 at his home.
He was born November 17, 1943 in Lima, Ohio to Joseph and Margaret (Hoehn) Barber.
On November 15, 1968 in Decatur, IN he married Janet A. Montgomery who preceded him in death on November 12, 2014.
He is survived by:
Son, Rick Miller of Anna, OH
Daughter, Lyn (Tim) Severt of Wapakoneta, OH
Daughter, Deanna (Dan) Chappie of Houston, OH
Daughter, Chrissy (Bryant "BeBop") Hensley of St. Marys, OH
9 grandchildren: Melissa Daniels, Brittany Miller, Kristin Anderson, Bradley Severt, Lucas Severt, Boston Hensley, Teighan Hensley, Malina Chappie, Tucker Chappie
4 great-grandchildren: Jesa Green, Kyan Daniels, Lena Daniels, Merik Daniels
Sister, Kay (John) Mueller of Glynwood, OH
Sister, Patricia Barber of Pataskala, OH
He was preceded in death by his wife Jan, parents Joe and Peg and granddaughter Jessica Miller.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1961) and received an Engineering Degree from Allied Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.
He was the owner of BRW Tool, Inc. in St. Marys, OH.
He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Glynwood, OH. Other memberships included the St. Marys-Lienen Friendship Organization, VFW Post #9289, Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association and Pheasants Forever.
Ray's favorite pastimes included tending to his honeybees, fishing trips to Rice Lake, Canada, outings with the Tuesday Night gang and spending time with his family and friends at the pond.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 11:15 A.M. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with the Rev. Alex Witt, celebrant.
A private family burial will take place at the St. Thomas Cemetery in Glynwood.
Visitation is from 1 - 7 P.M. Thursday and from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Friday at Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West) in St. Marys.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Marys – Lienen Friendship Organization.
Online condolences may be expressed via: MillerFuneralHomes.net
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