Raymond Edgar McGlothlen, age 81, of Three Rivers, passed away on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Quincy, MI. on Nov. 24, 1929 the son of Edwin and Florine (McConnell) McGlothlen.
Ray grew up and worked in the Quincy, Coldwater and Kalamazoo areas. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. In his early years, Ray worked for Quincy Dairy and Federal Mogual, and later became a truck driver working for MacNamara Trucking, Long Transportation, Lasco, and retiring from Du-Wel Products.
Ray has been an active resident of both Three Rivers and Constantine for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170, the Three Rivers Eagles #2303, the Three Rivers Elks Lodge #1248 and his local Teamster’s Union.
Mr. McGlothlen was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Judith Ann, three sons, Gary, Roger, and Al McGlothlen; one brother, William, two sisters, Marilynn and Darlene, and a half brother, Richard.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving family, wife, Marcella (Marcy) McGlothlen, whom he married on Sept. 3, 1991 in LaGrange, IN.; four daughters, Bonnie (Dewey) Brumbaugh, of Markle, IN, Renee Scheetz, of Calhoun, GA, Nancy (Ron) Nelson, of Calhoun, GA, and Raeann Ross, of Three Rivers, four sons, Michael (Cheryl), of Arizona, Terry (Rachel) of Fort Knox, KY, Tim (Penny) of Union, MI., and Mark (Heather), of Portage, MI., two brothers, Ralph (Nancy), of Three Rivers, and Fred (Rhonda) McGlothlen, of Constantine; one sister, Sandy (Eugene) Farnsworth, of Three Rivers; three step-daughters, Veronica and Linette Johnson, and Hayley Thomas; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his special dog “Alli”.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Pastor Barry Petrucci of the Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers with military honors under the auspices of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170.
Memorials may be donated to the Borgess Visiting Nurses or the Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County. Envelopes available at the funeral home.