UTICA — Raymond E. Gantt, 86, of Utica, died Feb. 1, 2012, at Newark Healthcare Centre.
He was born July 26, 1925, in Knox County to the late Alfred L. and Carrie (Day) Gantt. He was a member of Utica United Methodist Church. Ray retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass after nearly 42 years. He graduated from Centerburg High School, was a member of Owens Corning Camping Club and an advisor for Newton Jr. Farmers 4-H Club.
He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Ruth Adams Gantt of Utica; sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip D. and Janet Gantt of Gambier, David M. and Laura Gantt of Granville, Steven A. and Trina Gantt of Newark; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda J. and Jerry Parrill of Utica; granddaughters, Jennifer (David) Adams, Carrie Gantt; great-granddaughter, Juniper Adams; brothers, Robert D. Gantt of Knoxville, Tenn., Wayne and Betty Gantt of Batavia, N.Y., Vaughn and Georgena Gantt of Oakland, Tenn.
He is preceded in death by by his wife of 49 1/2 years, Virginia J. (Warthen) Gantt, who passed away July 5, 1996; brother, Glenn Gantt; sister, Grace Simmons.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, where a service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, with Pastor Ken Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
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