Condred R. “Ray” O’Neal, age 91, longtime Ridgway resident, passed on this life November 12, 2016 in Harrisburg Medical Center. Ray as most knew him was born in Beaver Dam, KY on July 8, 1925 to the late John Henry and Marie (Taylor) O’Neal. Ray was married to Hazel (Krikie) on June 30, 1947 who preceded him in death; he then married Geraldine Hendrix who also preceded him. Ray served his country in World War II serving in the Army. Ray was a very hard worker he worked for many years before retiring at Whirlpool, he then started working at Eagle #2 coal mine and retired again. But his retirement didn’t last long as he continued to work around his home and helping others right up until his passing. He liked to garden, fish but mostly like to work. He was a very kind hearted and caring person, he will be so missed.
Ray is survived by 8 nieces, Rebecca Roberts, Carla Branch, Peggy Johnson, Nancy Hinkle, Mary Volberg, Hazel Potts, Mary Stone, and Barb Hunt, 8 nephews, Danny, Carl, and Randy O’Neal, Carroll Harrellson, Frank O’Neal, Chris, Michael and Steven Dunk, ½ sister, Norma Dunk of Shawneetown, sister in laws, Marie O’Neal and Elizabeth O’Neal, 3 step children, preceded by Brothers, William, Carl, Jim Bob and John O’Neal. Sisters, Tilda O’Neal and Peggy Harrelson and 4 nephews.
Visitation for Ray will be on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral will be on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the funeral home starting at 11:00 AM. Rev. Jason Sork will officiate and his burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery near Equality with military rites.
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