March 28, 2012
Willard OH 44890 4/4/2012 10:00:00
Willard OH 44890 4/4/2012 24:00:00
J. Raymond Willet, age 85, resident of rural Plymouth, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at his home. He was born on September 16, 1926 in Shiloh, Ohio to the late Aiden and Esther (Esbenshade) Willet and had been a life long Shiloh/Plymouth resident. He was a graduate of Shiloh High School and a veteran of the US Army having served during WWII. Mr. Willet was a self employed businessman, he farmed most of his life, was a livestock dealer and also a truck driver having owned several trucks.
Raymond is survived by three children, Gerald (Ellen) Willet of Delaware, Ohio, Kathie (Lowell) Oney of Grove City, Ohio and Timothy (Supannee) Willet of Thomasville, Georgia; nine grandchildren, Trae, Ashlie and Caitlin Willet, Trent and Sarah Raver, Angela Jackson, Amy Bates, Philip and Alicia (Gregory) Oney; seven great grandchildren; and three sisters, Joann Hamman, Phyllis Walther and Ruth Wright.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Agnes I. (Roberts) Willet on September 13, 2011; and a brother, Ralph Willet.
Friends may call on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Christian Alliance Church in Willard, Ohio from 10:00 AM to Twelve Noon where a memorial service will follow at Noon with Rev. James Trainer officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of North Central Ohio. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
I am so sorry to hear about Ray. what wonderful neighbors and friends Ray and Agnes have been. I don’t know what we’ll do without him. God bless him, he is now home. Prayers to his family.
Our sympathies to the Willet family during your time of loss. We first knew Ray as the previous owner of our family’s house on Barnes Road near Shiloh, and then again as our neighbor “down the road” on State Route 98. On the way home every day, as we slowed down for the tracks, it was always interesting to see what new and varied machinery would be sitting at his house.
My condolences to the entire Willet family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have many childhood memories of you, and will be thinking of you.
Dear Willets, I was sad to read of Raymond’s passing. Although we were first cousins, he was 22 years older that me and we seldom saw each other. In the image in my mind, he is middle aged.
Some of my earliest memories are of the Willets. I remember spending a few days one summer with Aiden and Esther. As an adult I would occasionally stop by the farm and talk with Maxine. My condolences to all. Dave Ireland.
Dear Jerry, Kathie, Tim & Family,
We are so saddened to learn about your Dad.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this
so difficult time.
So sorry we can’t be there.
We have so many good memories of both your
Dad & Mom.
Ken & Sherry Bollinger