Ray W. Penuel, 82, of Ocala, Florida passed away on May 23, 2021 at Hawthorne Village in Ocala. He was born September 21,1938, the son of the late Terry and Gertrude Penuel. Ray was a native of Valdosta, Georgia and move to the Ocala area as a child in 1938. In 1958, Ray married the love of his life, Mildred and together the two shared many years of love and happiness. He loved hunting, fishing, gambling,dancing, traveling out west and spending time with his family and friends. He love telling jokes and stories about his past and his family. He was the life of the party. He will be forever missed
Ray is survived by his loving children, Jeff Penuel(Beckie) and Penny Jones(Charles); siblings, Sherry Williams, Marty Penuel(Wanda), Pat Shaw(Ike); grandchildren, Jeramie Reynolds(Elizabeth), Hollie Penuel, Lacey Babiarz, Zachary Penuel; great grandchildren Jayson Reynolds, Emily Reynolds.
He is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife and sons, Rusty and Dana Penuel.
A funeral service for Ray will be held at 9:00am on Wednesday, June 2 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services (910 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470). Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 1 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Hiers-Baxley, Ocala. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray’s name to Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to hiers-baxley.com.
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