Stephen W. “Steve” Ray age 78, of Portland passed away Sunday September 6, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Paoli, Indiana on January 5, 1942, son of Paul W. and Grace (Dollar) Ray. Steve was married December 25, 1988 to Pam Sheffer who survives. He was a meat cutter for Fenter's Boneless Beef for 26 years and was a detective for Allied Federation. He was in TV commercials in Florida and had offers for movie parts, did consulting for Bellcher Knife Company in Vermillion, Ohio. He was a 1960 Pennville High School graduate, served on Pennville Volunteer Fire Department and was a Weblo Scout Leader.
Surviving are his wife Pam, Four sons Nick Ray (wife Darlene) of Pennville, Rob Ray (wife Robbie) of Pennville, Chris Ray (wife Kathy) of Bryant and Jeff Ray (wife Nicole) of Portland, step son Brian Brown of Wilshire, Ohio, step daughter Wendy Mink of Fort Wayne, one brother Lanny Ray (wife Jan) of Warren, Indiana, Two sisters Joan Sewell of Fort Wayne and Sharon Schisler of Venice, Florida, Eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday September 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Hodson presiding. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Pennville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 – 12:00 PM. Memorials can be made to Southern Care Hospice Services in Muncie, Indiana.