Ray Andrew Wymer I

April 08, 1972 ‒ November 02, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Ray A. Wymer I, age 44 of Delaware, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at his home.

He was born on April 8, 1972 in Delaware to Peggy (Kean) Wymer and the late Harry J. Wymer Sr. who passed away earlier this year.

Ray was a former manager and delivery driver for Pizza Hut in Delaware.  A collector of Elvis memorabilia, he loved the Christmas season and took delight in playing the role of Santa Clause at Christmas and Halloween. He was also insistent that photos of his children with Santa were a holiday tradition.

In addition to being an avid Buckeye fan, Ray was a man of many trades.  He was a member of Delaware Christian Church and at one time had been active in both the Boy and Cub Scout programs of Troop and Pack 108. Described as goofy at times, he was caring and helpful to all.

He treasured time spent with his children, enjoying family vacations, or a good nap. Ray will be remembered for putting God and family first in his life.

In addition to his mother Peggy of Delaware, he is also survived by his children, Victoria (Dillon) Blakeman and Ray A. “Drew” Wymer II; brother, Harry “Jamie” Wymer Jr.; sister, Hope Miller; grandmother, Ruby (Hubbard) Wymer Helton; the mother of his children, Dawana Dunfee; nieces and nephews and extended family.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents Rev. B.R. and Esther (Laff) Kean and James Wymer, step-grandfather Everett Helton and a niece Ashley Wallace.

Friends may call on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. (formerly 1510 W. William St.), Delaware where services will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Cody Clark officiating. In honor of Ray, please attend dressed in your favorite OSU Buckeye gear. Burial will follow in Galena Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. I am sure you will keep Andy’s memory alive for generations to come. I remember years ago we would play church in the basement of Grandma & Grandpa Kean’s house in East Palestine… I would “play” the piano and he would be the preacher! 🙂 Those were fun times! That is just one of the memories that he has left behind. I’m sure there are thousands more…. He will be missed by many!

    • Yes many many memories thanks for sharing and yes we will all keep his memory alive thats for sure

  • I love you Rayray and I know you are up there holding Ashley telling her all about us. I will make sure my boys know that their Rayray loved them very much

  • Words cannot express how sorry I am. Hang on to the good memories . You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I’m glad I got to see Andy (Ray) when I came for your dad’s funeral. I could tell how much of a rock he was for Peggy and the rest of the family. Love to you all as you go through this difficult time.

  • All too soon. I will never forget all the good times with RayRay. He was an awesome dad, his kids were his life. Always admired that in him. He would do whatever it took to provide and care for them. He even made getting up at midnight and going and helping hin stuff the Sunday paper fun. He went from being my brother in law to one of my best friends. I always had to call him to ask which Michigan team I cheered for, lol. He is definitely one of a kind and will always be in my heart. Cherish every memory. Nothing can take away the pain his family is going thru, just know he is always with you tucked away in our hearts.
    He would text me “Do you miss me” And when he would leave it was “Miss me”. Will always miss you and your silliness. </3

  • Uncle Ray Ray will forever be missed. I used to get so excited when I would come home and see he had came to visit. He was always such a kind understanding person and always had a way to make you laugh. Plenties of times I have went to him upset and knew he would make me feel better. There was nights I would actually cry I wanted him. Though Im so glad hes out of pain and that the rough years with his heart are finally over…. I miss him more then words can explain. I wish I had saw him more but, I wanted to remember him as much as I could as the happy, funny, silly Uncle Ray. I thank Uncle Ray all the time for blessing me with my very best friend (his daughter and my cousin). Without her I know I wouldnt of made it this far. Withour him, I wouldnt have her.

    Thank you Uncle Ray for everything youve done for us and our family. Thank you for always being there for me and at times playing a father figure for me when I needed. Youve stepped up to the plate many of times. Rest in peace ♡♡♡ Till we can go to super meijer again!