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Raymond L. Havens, Sr.

Posted By Scott Hanes On March 10, 2016 @ 8:40 pm In Obituaries | 22 Comments

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Raymond L. Havens, Sr., 53 of Fremont, OH passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. He was born on March 4, 1963 in Port Clinton, OH, the son of Samuel and Lois (Florianna) Havens.

Ray was a Bottom Painter and Trailer Mechanic at Happy Days Boating for eleven years. He also ran Ray’s Ready Cab. Ray was a member of New Apostolic Church in Fremont where he volunteered with grounds keeping and was a Greeter. He enjoyed being and doing outside work and loved spending time with his family.

Ray is survived by his children, Brian Strausbaugh, Fremont, OH, James (Megan) Havens, Clyde, OH, Raymond (Amandia) Havens, Jr., Holland, OH; step children, Richard (Heather) Smith, Holland, OH and Rebecca Smith, Fremont, OH; siblings, Joseph “Joe” Havens, Linda (Michael Trautman) Smith, Sam (Dawn) Havens, Jr., Patricia (Bruce) Wilson, Chris (Pam) Havens, Jimmy (Laurie) Havens, all of Fremont, OH, Sheila (Tim) Music of West Virginia, Donny (Kathy) Havens of Florida, Frank (Vicki) Havens of South Carolina; girlfriend, Lori Nahm, Fremont, OH; nine grandchildren and his dog, Patches.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Richard Havens, Herman Smith and Martha (Robert) Adams; step son, Robert Smith.

Visitation: Sunday, March 13, 2016 from Noon until 6:00 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.

Service: Sunday, March 13, 2016 starting at 6:00 pm at the funeral home with Priest Ray Cline officiating.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or New Apostolic Church.

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#1 Condolence By Sheryl Elkins On March 10, 2016 @ 9:50 pm

Lori, I Am so sorry to hear of Rays Passing! I know what you’re going through! May God Comfort You in your time of Need! God Bless You! Rays Family! You All Have My Heart Felt Condolences! God Bless You All!!!

#2 Condolence By Ray Cline On March 10, 2016 @ 10:04 pm

I am very proud to call Ray my Friend. We hurt with the family and will hold you all in our prayers.

#3 Condolence By Derek Wilson On March 11, 2016 @ 1:01 am

He was loved an he was all ways smiling and a hard working guy. He loved us Wilson Family Derek Naomi and Faith Wilson. He was a really proud guy to hang out with u will be missed and loved

#4 Condolence By lissiehavens On March 11, 2016 @ 1:05 am

I am sorry for the loss of my cousin Ray he is in heaven with grandma grandpa his mom to

#5 Condolence By Lydia On March 11, 2016 @ 1:34 am

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies and condolences for the family

#6 Condolence By melissa kukla On March 11, 2016 @ 1:38 am

so sorry for your loss he was an amazing man father husband grandpa…your family are in our prayers

#7 Condolence By Mia Ruffing (waitress at frickers) On March 11, 2016 @ 2:35 am

So sorry to hear this sending all my positive vibes to his girlfriend and family

#8 Condolence By Nicole Waldo On March 11, 2016 @ 10:48 am

So sad to hear of Ray’s passing. He was such a giving and selfless person – always had something positive to share regardless of whatever circumstance he may have been facing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and Lori.

#9 Condolence By Tamie MEZINGER On March 11, 2016 @ 11:16 am

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

#10 Condolence By Chris Havens On March 11, 2016 @ 11:24 am

I love you brother Ray and you will always be with me in my heart . To Raymond and James – Again i am proud of you both as you have done a wonderful job with dads care . Myself and my family will always cherish our memeries of brother Ray and also you kids . Love you all very much Uncle Chris

#11 Condolence By Rhonda lesher On March 12, 2016 @ 5:51 am

Sorry about Ray he was such a great guy!!!!

#12 Condolence By Mikie wilson On March 12, 2016 @ 5:56 am

Sorry hear about rays passing worked with Ray for many years went fishing with me and my boys when they were growing up known him and his family for long time prayers to the family and he will be missed by everyone r.I.p. Ray see u on the other side my friend..

#13 Condolence By Ton’a Geiger On March 15, 2016 @ 5:55 pm

Chris and family,
I just found out about Ray and my heart sank. I have so many good memories of when he worked at the restaurant in Clyde and when I would go to their house. Chris you and I were in JA together, not sure if you remember me. But my heart is breaking for the loss of a great man. He could put an arm around you and calm your tears or make you laugh until you cried. Either way he was one of the kindest and most sensitive genuine men I have ever met in my life. My Love and prayers for the boys and the family during this time.

#14 Condolence By Ann Baughn On March 11, 2016 @ 12:02 pm

Sincere condolences to the family. Ray was a good man to all and a friend to many. Finally all his pain is gone. God bless you all.

#15 Condolence By Debbie Corter On March 11, 2016 @ 12:17 pm

RIP Ray you will be truly missed such a great man.

#16 Condolence By Julie Beard On March 11, 2016 @ 1:29 pm

So very sorry to hear of Rays’ passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. (In case you don’t recognize my name – I am Jason Beards’ mom. Jason and Robbie Smith were friends.)

#17 Condolence By Dawn On March 11, 2016 @ 3:48 pm

My deepest condolences to your family and everyone who knew and loved Mr. Havens. Thankfully, we can all look forward to the day John 5:25 will come true for all the ones we have loved and lost. May it comfort you to know that the bible tells us at 1 Peter 5:7 to “throw all of your anxieties on God because he cares for you”.

#18 Condolence By Lori Lucas On March 12, 2016 @ 7:34 am

The pain that i feel in my heart right now, i am very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. My prayers are with the whole family, Ray was a very wonderful and kind man. You all are like family to me and I will be praying for healing through this difficult time. Ray R.I.P you will be deeply missed

#19 Condolence By Penny Hern On March 12, 2016 @ 2:40 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers. God be with all of you always. Sending lots of love and hugs.

#20 Condolence By Rick Smith On March 12, 2016 @ 3:32 pm

Love you Ray. You will be missed. Never once in my life do I recall you ever putting yourself before us kids. You always made it a priority to include us with all that you did. That is an amazing quality in a great man that the world has lost. The only good thing is I know Rob is there waiting for you with open arms. God Bless You and rest in peace my friend.

#21 Condolence By Suse Sandrock On March 12, 2016 @ 7:25 pm

Though we only knew Ray for a short time, he touched our hearts and our lives. Our hearts ache with your as you go through this difficult time. We carry you in our prayers and pray you feel the comfort from above as you grieve for this wonderful person. Jeff and Susie Sandrock

#22 Condolence By Jaime Hasselschwert On March 16, 2016 @ 10:47 pm

So very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.


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