Created on Thursday, 22 August 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
W. Ray Sine, 80, of Urbana, formerly of Richwood, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at home.
He was born in Byhalia on June 21, 1933, to the late Charles and Florence Sutherland Sine. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Dean Sine and Eugene Dale Sine.
On Aug. 27, 1966, he married the former Mary Ann Styer in Marion and she survives, along with two sons, Larry Lee Burris of Westerville and Gary (Pamela) Burris of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Aaron (Karen) Stillings, Adam David Burris, Austin David Burris, Nicolas Burris and Christina Burris; two great-grandchildren, Kenzie Jane and Case Ian Stillings; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Ruthie Parker of Bucyrus and Bob and Charlotte Styer of Marion; special cousins, Betty and Bob Salisbury of Batavia, John Hull of Richwood and Leroy Sine of Bellefontaine.
He also will be missed by the family dog, Lucky.
A 1952 graduate of Byhalia High School, he served in the U. S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of American Legion Baccarat Post 40.
Ray had worked at Goodyear, and was well-known as “the parts guy” for several area dealerships, including Vernon Thomas in Richwood and Trenor Motors and Brandeberry Chrysler, both in Urbana. He retired from NAPA, where he worked in outside sales. Following retirement, he worked at Urbana Country Club for 12 years.
Besides being devoted to his loving family, Ray’s passions were golfing and bowling, having established numerous friendships over the years while enjoying those activities.
He will be remembered for his contagious smile.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Vernon Funeral Home, 235 Miami St., Urbana. Pastor Brian Scott officiates a graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Maskill Cemetery, near Claibourne, with military honors by the Richwood Area Veterans.
Memorial gifts may be made to Acclaim Hospice, 7887 Washington Village Drive, Suite 135, Dayton 45459; and Alternate Solutions HomeCare, 1251 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering 45419. Ray’s family thanks these two organizations for their caring support of Ray and his family.
Arrangements were handled by Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood, where condolences may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.