Ray Albert Santmyers(1949 - 2014)

Ray Albert Santmyers, 64, of Warren County, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Steve Guizar and Rev. Samuel Blakely. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Santmyers was born September 25, 1949, in Front Royal, son of the late Granville Albert and Margaret Barbara Ritenour Santmyers.

He was a self-employed drywall installer and painter with R & R Decorators. He enjoyed woodworking and making furniture for his family.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Linda Diane Santmyers; a son, Michael Ray Santmyers of Strasburg and his companion Tammy Henry; a daughter, Wendy Diane Santmyers of Front Royal and her companion John Smelser; three grandchildren, Jack Weaver and Alyssa Smelser both of Front Royal and Michael Ray Santmyers, Jr. of Strasburg; two step-grandchildren, Bobby Neil Henderson of Strasburg and Desiree Henderson of Front Royal; a step-great-granddaughter, Gracie Mae Henderson of Strasburg; and his faithful dog companion, Bubba.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis and James Santmyers.

Pallbearers will be John Siegert, Roger Cunningham, Shane Heater, Bruce Murphy, Dwayne Whited, and James Adams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Blakely, Tyler Blakely, Bobby Henderson, II, Jacob Lauder, and Roger Weatherholt, Jr.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Funeral Home

Maddox Funeral Home
105 West Main Street Front Royal, VA 22630

Published in Northern Virginia Daily on May 13, 2014