October 22, 1944 - December 31, 2012
Raymond R. Sholler, Sr., was born Oct. 22, 1944 in Syracuse, NY and passed away Dec. 31, 2012 at home in Sparta, KY with his family present. He worked for the Covington Water Works for 13 years, then went to work for General Motors. He retired from General Motors in 2006 after 30 years of service. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of Scottish Rite, a UAW member and IBN Saud Grotto member in Kokomo, IN. Raymond is survived by his Wife of 47 years, Patty Sue. 3 Sons & Spouses: Raymond, Jr. & Sonya, Anthony & Bobbie Jo and Michael & Katie. 7 Grandchildren: Amanda, Kevin, Kenny, T.J., Kyle, Michael and Patrick; 5 Step-Grandchildren: Donald, Fawn, Cory, Chris and Sara; 2 Great Grandchildren: Donovan and MaKenzie; 4 Brothers: Richard, Gene, Mark and Ralph, Jr.; 5 Sisters: Marilyn, Christine, Janice, Julia and Donna; Numerous Nieces and Nephews. He was dearly loved by his family and will be deeply missed. The Visitation will be on Sat., Jan. 5, 2013 at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY from 9:30 AM until the Service at 11 AM. Memorials to: Hospice of the Bluegrass 663 Teton Trail Frankfort, KY 40601 and/or Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. Online Condolences may be made at: www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com.
Dear Sholler & Family,
With distance separating us we just recently learned of our Brother Ray’s passing and we are indeed saddened. Thank you for sharing part of his life with us and, we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers during the coming days.
Fort Wayne Valley – Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite
Lonnie Maggart, MSA – Hospitaler
To all who Loved Uncle Ray on this extremely emotional day ,
Unfortunately distance has prevented me from coming in person to offer my respect and condolences to each and every one of you who is feeling this tremendous loss to our family . I am honored to have the opportunity to express myself to all.
To say that tears should not be shed when such a loved family member has passed away would be senseless. To that same opposite degree saying that some moments of laughter and smiles be not present would be equally senseless. Many many of my young childhood memories are complete with Aunt Pat and Uncle Ray in them . The card parties and the “movie” parties that us kids were rallied to another part of the house for as we tried in vain to peek in on, will always be a part of me. As the years grew on and families do as they do and grow , move away , and distance replaces weekend gatherings , one thing that is never replaced is that definition of family that makes us each who we are . Great memories , some bad memories , and some truly sad ones all compiled together but sorted out in each ones mind as they think of time spent here on this Earth together. Even at this moment I am certain that many if not all of us are numb from acknowledging the loss of Uncle Ray from this earth . But through that numbness there is something that I myself hold dear. Aunt Pat , you will never realize how much Uncle Ray’s labor of love project he began last year and that he gave to each of us, just how much it meant to this family. The time that he took to find them ,let alone research who when and where pictures were taken , and many times being the first time children and grandchildren of his brothers and sisters had ever even seen such photos of their own parents . He may have known it , or maybe he did. But he bridged gaps in our family that had been massive holes for many years . Not the missing pictures ….. but the communication he sparked because of the pictures and memories they evoked . More than one tear was shed when seeing some of them . Just as now they wont seem to stop . But then … when I think of him I myself see the young Uncle Ray that would thwap you upside your head and tell you “ Get on with it !” So Uncle Ray …here we are paying tribute to YOU . We are getting on with it . We are celebrating your life , and honoring you as a person for all you are . As sad as we are at this moment . I know I am joyous for the privilege to be your niece . and to have held a part of your heart while you were here with us . To Aunt Pat , words could never be enough to express my sorrow for you . But please know you are forever in my thoughts . To Raymond , Tony , and Michael and all of your families …. Your father is a remarkable man and was a father figure to MANY in his lifetime . Thank you for sharing him with us and know he is loved always . To his grandchildren and great grandchildren listen carefully to the stories in the years to come , all great men have wondrous tales to be told of . To family and friends you know the man , and the legend . You know he hit the ground running like he did as a young man when he struggled no more here. Peace be with each of you this day forth .
All my love
It is with deep sadness that our Family has lost yet another person we love so very much. I know that Uncle Ray is in the arms of Jesus as well as reunited with his mother, father, sister’s and brother’s waiting to greet him. I enjoyed all of our New Year’s Eve’s that we shared together I enjoyed Uncle Rays sense of humor and will hold on to the comedian that he was The Sholler family has lost A GREAT HUSBAND,FATHER,GRANDPA,UNCLE AND FRIEND. You will be deeply missed by EVERYONE I love you Uncle Ray and we will meet again.
To Aunt Pat, Lil Ray, Tony, Mike and Uncle Ray’s grandkids and All his sisters and brothers. I am so sorry for your loss. I love you all and will keep ALL of you in my prayers. he will be missed by everyone. I will miss you Uncle Ray A.K.A Dumpy
Aunt Pat & kids,grand kids,& great grand kids,
There are no words that I can say that will take away the pain that you all are enduring. I just want you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and Uncle Ray will forever be missed and always be in my heart. I love u all and may god bless and ease ur pain.
Martie & Mike
It’s truly a sad day .. We love you Uncle Ray ..