Charles R. "Bob" Dray
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CHILLICOTHE: Charles R. "Bob" Dray, 63, of Chillicothe, passed away at home, surrounded by family and friends, on February 27, 2012.
He was born November 27, 1948 to the late James R. and Sarah E. Curtis Dray. A very special brother, Larry "Buddy" Dray, preceded him in death. Surviving is a sister, whom he loved more than life, Bonnie (Bill) Rose, of Chillicothe.
In 1969 he married Yvonne Ingram, who gave him two beautiful sons, Robert W. (Jodi) Dray, of Waverly and Jamie (Becky) Dray, of Chillicothe, and one daughter, Crystal (Travis) Fletcher, of Chillicothe, who brought him great joy and pride.
On November 10, 2000 he married Sally A. Ward Dray, the love of his life and soul mate, who survives him; also surviving are her children, Brian Ward and Jodie Tippie, who were a special part of his life; a sister-in-law, Helen Malone, of Chillicothe, brothers-in-law, John (Sharon) Ward, of Pearce, AZ, and Robert "Bill" Ward, of Van Wert, OH; 12 grandchildren, Tyler and Alisha Dray, Austin and Madison Oiler, Bailee Jo Davis, Carter and Casey Dray, Emma and Alexis Ward, Victoria and Jordan Fletcher, and Seth Tippie; very special nieces, Johna Pulver and Alyssa Rose, whom he adored; very special friends, Jimmy (Yvonne) Boggs, Casey Sams and Shyanne, and Betsy Mossbarger; and so many more, too numerous to mention.
Bob attended Southeastern High School and was a well known block and brick mason. May all his work on earth, and all the friends he's made, be his legacy.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Haller Funeral Home, Brother Arvil Murray officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at Haller's.
His online memorial register is available at www.HallerFuneralHome.com.
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Feb. 29, 2012