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Willard Edwin 'Eddie" Ray

November 10, 1943 ~ November 9, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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On November 9, 2022, Willard Edwin Ray passed away peacefully in his sleep in Oneida, TN.  

Eddie, as he was known to all his friends, was born on November 10, 1943, in Hancock, NY to the late Willard and Irene Baudendistel Ray.  After graduating from Hancock Central School, he joined the US Army and served in Germany and Korea.  After his honorable discharge, he became a member of the Local 363 IEBW.  He lived in Youngsville, NY until his retirement in 2005 when he moved to Oneida, TN.  Eddie was happy living in the hills there.

Eddie was predeceased by his parents:  Willard and Irene Baudendistel Ray, and brother:  Robert; grandson:  Harper; and brother-in-law:  Bill.

He leaves behind his loving wife:  Linda: two sons:  Richard (Linda) of Deposit, and Eddie (Gretchen) of Raleigh, NC; two stepchildren:  Michele (Scott), and Richard; grandchildren:  Chloe, Amanda, Bennett, and Daniel whom he would spoil rotten; siblings:  Edith (Sheldon) Houghtaling, Iva (Lee) Edwards, Gary (Joann), Kenneth (Lorraine), Ilene, and Sherrie (Tom) Wright; and other family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Willard Edwin 'Eddie" Ray

November 10, 1943-November 9, 2022

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