Oct. 30, 1920 — April 14, 2008
SANDUSKY — Ray Wolfe, Jr., 87, of Collins, died Monday at the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Sandusky after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 30, 1920 in Decatur, Ala., son of the late Coy Raymond and Bessie May (Stewart) Wolfe, Sr.
He had lived most of his life in Hartland Township.
He graduated in 1942 from New London High School, where he played football. He farmed most of his life and was a self employed truck driver who did hauling in the area. He also plowed snow in Hartland Township for many years. He served as a Hartland Township trustee.
He served in the Army during World War II in Africa with the 9th Infantry division and in Italy with the 3rd Infantry division. He served with Gen. George Patton and was wounded seven times, the last time being in the battle of Anzio. He was awarded a purple heart and a silver star.
He was a life member of the Norwalk VFW and a member of the New London American Legion Broome-Wood Post 292 and the DAV. He enjoyed his Army reunions. He was an avid sports fan for New London and Western Reserve Schools.
He is survived by his daughters, Jane (Roger) Garner and Isa (Tom) Bement, all of Hartland Township; a daughter-in-law, Judy (Hodges) Wolfe of Effingham, lll.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lila Meyers of Norwalk.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Cassell) J. Wolfe in 1985; sons, Mark Wolfe in 1968 and Max Wolfe in 1997; a brother, James Wolfe; and sisters, Louise Dean and Eva Hite.
Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London with the Rev. Todd Froehlich officiating. Burial will follow in Hartland Cemetery, Collins.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the New London Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 241, New London, Ohio 44851 or the Western Reserve Athletic Boosters, in care of John Pickett, 3841 U.S. 20 East, Collins, Ohio 44826.
Online condolences may be made at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.