Raymond G. Headley, Sr., 78, of Painesville, Ohio passed away on August 6, 2018 from a short illness.
Ray was born in Painesville, Ohio on January 11, 1940 to Raymond I. Headley and Kathrine Kilty. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles R. Headley of Georgia. He is survived by his six children Raymond Jr. (Mary) of Eastlake, Allen (Phyllis) of Iowa, Opal (Tim) Phillips of Jefferson, Daniel of Harpersfield, Laura of Geneva and Richard (Tina) Sullivan of Saybrook; five grandchildren John, Robert, and Chloe Headley; Ashlynn and Tristen Phillips, two great-grandchildren Laura and John Headley, and brother William A. Headley of Madison.
Ray served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1965 as a motor pool mechanic in Germany. He retired from Royal Plastics in Mentor. More recently, he kept himself busy as a handyman at the Perry Senior Center.
Ray will be remembered for his easy going personality, humor and helpfulness. In his spare time, Ray enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, spending time at Perry Senior Center and sharing spirits with friends.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Beverly and Scott Zieske who cared for Ray during much of his illness.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to the Perry Senior Center, 2800 Perry Park Road, Perry, OH 44081 or Asa’s Angels, 2709 N. Ridge Rd, Painesville, OH 44077.
At Ray’s request a celebration of life will be held at Geneva Community Center, 70 W. Main St, Geneva, Ohio on Tuesday, August 14th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A private funeral will be held at Western Reserve National Cemetery on August 17th in Rittman, Ohio.