F. Hal DeGray
August 22, 1935 ‒ August 14, 2015
F. Hal DeGray, 79 of Galion passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at Mill Creek Nursing Center in Galion.
Born August 22, 1935 in Galion, he was the son of Adam Fred and Lillian Mary (Halbedel) DeGray. Hal enjoyed over 41 years of marriage with wife Peggy (Gearheart) DeGray who he married on July 3, 1974.
He was a 1953 graduate of Leesville School and attended Heidelberg College. Hal was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Crestline, the Emmaus Community and Crestline Lions Club. He retired from the city of Crestline Sewer Department in 1986 after 32 years of service. He assisted Peggy with owning and operating Fred Barr Realty where he also served on the board as well as being an Amway Distributer for many years.
Hal loved his farm and helping his dad with farming, enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, tinkering with old TV’s and engines and listening to The Gaithers. His one liners and sarcasm touched everyone.
In addition to his wife he is survived by children Kathy DeGray of Columbus, Lindy (Lisa) Rachel of Galion, Scott (Amy) Rachel of Crestline, Kent (Amy) Rachel of Galion and Brett (Angie) DeGray of Galion; grandchildren Shannon Rachel, Brook (Matt) Scheffler, Shawn and Daniel Rachel, Payne and John DeGray, Adam (Andee) Dallas, Brittainey (Todd) Adkins, Logan Dallas, Taylor, Preston, Kamdyn, Brianna, Darnell, Kayden, Cruz and Miracle Rachel; great grandchildren Phoebe, Caraline and Emma Dallas and sister Marilyn (Jay) McCamant of Maryland.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by granddaughter Nicole Rachel and great grandson Connor Dennison.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 and one hour prior to the Celebration of Life which will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 19 at Crestline First United Methodist Church, 202 North Thoman St., Crestline, Ohio 44827 with Pastor Becky Weamer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crestline First United Methodist Church, Lowe Volk Park or Crestline Lions Club in care of the funeral home.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Hal DeGray, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.