Military veteran

Ray E. Case, 91, of Bolivar, passed away Dec. 13, 2017, in Springfield.

He was born in 1926 in Lecoma, son of Joseph and Mildred Leonard Case. He and Norma J. Curtis were married May 29, 1950.

He served in the Army with his twin brother, Roy, from Jan. 20, 1945, to Nov. 17, 1946.

He was a meat cutter by trade working for the Kroger Co. After his retirement, he and his wife, Norma, moved from St. Louis to Edgar Springs and built a new home there.

He loved the Lord and spent many hours working to get a new church building built at First Baptist Church, Ironton. He became a deacon in 1962 and was a Sunday school superintendent for many years.

He loved bluegrass music and had fun going to bluegrass festivals.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW in Licking.

As he got older, he and Norma moved to Bolivar to be close to his daughter, Verna.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Norma; two daughters, Linda M. Mohr of St. Louis and Verna L. Haun of Bolivar; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were Sunday, Dec. 17, at Fox Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rob Lilly officiating. Burial with full military honors were in Anutt Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.foxfh.net.

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