Raymond Spencer Friend

Raymond Spencer Friend

Death 16 Apr 2017 (aged 74)
Burial Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 178495906 · View Source
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Raymond Spencer Friend, 74, of Stonewall Road, Fairmont, WV, passed away Sunday morning in his residence. He was born on February 20, 1943 in Fairmont, a son of the late Carl Edward Friend and Louise Ona Wolfe Friend. He is survived by his loving wife, Delores Jean Ciszewski Friend.

In addition to his wife, Raymond is survived by his son, Raymond Spencer Friend Jr. and his wife Paula; a daughter, Loretta Dove and her husband Steven Henry; four grandchildren, Tabatha Dove Baker and her companion Cris Rowan, Mitchel Don Baker and his companion Danielle Anderson, Amy Katherine Merrill and her husband Dustin and Sara Ashley Martin and her husband Jared; a great grandson, Baker Linn Rowan; a brother, James Edward Friend; a sister, Karen Sue Rauer; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Friend was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelly Rose Friend; a brother, Carl Sandy Friend; a brother-in-law, Lanny Max Rauer and a sister-in-law, Betty Friend.

Raymond was a graduate of State Street Elementary, East Fairmont High School, Marion County Vocational Technical Center, Fairmont State College Machine Shop Practice and NRI Color Television Servicing. He worked as a salesman for Royal Crown/NEHI Bottling Co. and retired as maintenance machinist at Westinghouse and Philips Lighting Co. Raymond was a member of Fairmont Lodge #9 A.F. & A.M. and IUE-CWA Local 627.

The family will receive friends at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Justin Wright officiating. A committal service will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Fairmont.

Ford Funeral Home
April 2017

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  • Created by: Anna
  • Added: 17 Apr 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 178495906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Raymond Spencer Friend (20 Feb 1943–16 Apr 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 178495906, citing Grandview Memorial Gardens, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anna (contributor 47477171) .