August 15, 1929 ‒ February 16, 2010
Raymond Ransaw, age 80 of Delaware passed peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday evening, February 16, 2010 at home.
He was born on August 15, 1929 in Delaware to the late Carthel “Jack” and Flora W. (Smith) Ransaw. A graduate of Willis High School in 1948, he honorably served his country during the Korean Conflict as a US Army Veteran. He spent the majority of his life as a resident of Delaware with the exception of twelve years spent in the San Diego, California area.
Raymond worked at Ohio Wesleyan University in the food service department as well a supervisor with Sanyo E&E Corporation. While with Sanyo, he was selected to work in Japan for a brief time.
He was a lifetime member of AMVets Post #3, member of White Sulfur Lodge No. 10, and the Community Bowling League. A gifted softball player in his day, he also coached both baseball and softball. He was a sports enthusiast who possessed a vast knowledge of sports statistics and facts.
Strong willed he believed in hard work and the patriarch of his family. A wonderful cook, stir fry and greens were his specialty in addition to many others; he enjoyed cooking for his extended family. Honorable and a man of integrity, he was most proud of his family.
He leaves behind to treasure his memory a son: Reggie (Brooke) Ransaw of Delaware, daughters: Renee Roberts and Rhonda Ransaw both of Delaware, 11 Grandchildren, 20 Great-grandchildren, brothers: Carthel “Bummy” Ransaw of Delaware, David Ransaw of Columbus, Charles Smith of Delaware, Sisters: Mary L. Wilson, Eunice M. Willis, and Norma Broadnax all of Delaware.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years: Winifred (Moore) Ransaw in 2005 and daughter: Rochelle Lorraine Ransaw.
A home going service celebrating his life will be held Saturday 1:00 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church, 55 Ross St., Delaware with Rev. Lamont Coates, and Ohio Wesleyan Chaplain Jon Powers officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions can be made to the United Negro College Fund
P.O. Box 10444, Fairfax, Virginia 22031-8004
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com