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 Charles Ray “Ray” Dewees, Sr

Charles Ray “Ray” Dewees, Sr

Birth
Gallagher, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Death 13 Nov 1996 (aged 74)
Largo, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA
Plot 321, 0, 141
Memorial ID 578448 · View Source
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Charles Ray "Ray" Dewees, Sr., was born November 17, 1921 in Gallager, Kanawha County, West Virginia. He was the son of Rolla and Pearl (Crunutte) Dewees. He entered the United States navy on September 9, 1942 and received his training at Pensacola, Florida. He was an aviation machinist's mate, second class. He was discharged March 12, 1946 in Bainbridge, Maryland having served fourty-two months in the military. He graduated Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia with a bachelors of science in business administration. He moved to Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky for employment with Ashland Oil Company. On May 14, 1950 he married Beulah Iana Miller, daughter of Oner Clarion, Sr., and Hazel (Ball) Miller, in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. They raised three children: Charles Ray Dewees, Jr., Carolyn Sue Dewees and Jonathan Brent Dewees. After their retirements Ray and Beulah moved to Largo, Florida.

Ray Dewees passed away at the age of 74, four days before his birthday on November 13, 1996 in Largo, Pinellas County, Florida. His services were held at the E. James Reese Chapel in Seminole, Florida on November 18, 1996 at 10:00AM. His services were officiated by Rev. Craig Price. He was entered into rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida.


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  • Maintained by: Myra Elaine
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 578448
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Ray “Ray” Dewees, Sr (17 Nov 1921–13 Nov 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 578448, citing Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Myra Elaine (contributor 48155789) .