Ray Omer Phares

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Ray Omer Phares passed into glory on Friday Sep 25th at 11:03.
Ray was many things and had numerous accomplishments throughout his life. As a U.S. Marine his served his country with distinction as part of the celebrated Drum and Bugle Corps during the time of the Korean Conflict. As a young man he took great joy in finding and fixing cars and outfitting them for speed. Later in his life he became a Master Welder as a member of the boilermaker's union, with certifications in nuclear and elevated excavation work. He worked for many years for Florida Power before his retirement in 1995.
His life is marked by his great faith in Christ, his steadfast devotion to prayer and his dedication to the Crystal River Men's prayer breakfast which has been in attendance in Citrus County for over 80 years.
His commitments to his wife, children and grandchildren are a testament to the nature of his willingness to sacrifice for his family over his long and rich life, he remains sorely missed.
The Interment with Military Honors will take place at the Cedars of Lebanon Cemetery in Inglis, FL at 9am Wed the 30th of September with a Memorial Service to follow at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto Fl at 11am. There will be refreshments to follow.
He is survived by his wife Penny, son Benjamin, brother Art Mullins and his 3 grandchildren Jonathan, Mary and Dana.
In lieu of flowers, a monetary gift may be contributed to Ray's most significant investments: Seven Rivers Christian School (www.sevenrivers.org) or Child's Play Foundation (www.childsplayfoundation.org).
Expressions of Sympathy can be made online at robertsofdunnellon.com.
Arrangements has been entrusted to Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon (352) 489-2429.
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Roberts Funeral Home And Crematory Of Dunnellon Inc
19939 E Pennsylvania Ave
Dunnellon, FL 34432
(352) 489-2429
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Sept. 28, 2015
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