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Obituary: Raymond (Ray) Loy, 83, Ann Arbor, MI

Village of Gadberry, Adair Co., KY native was a member of a very large, highly respected family with deep roots in Kentucky. He served the United States of America with distinction as a military policeman and earned the Purple Heart. His marriage endured 42 years, until the passing of his beloved wife, Madaline. True to his Huguenot heritage, he was a member of the Darlington Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor. He was a loyal Detroit Tigers fan. Mr. Loy will be laid to rest in Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor.

Raymond "Ray" W. Loy age 83 years of Ann Arbor, MI formerly of Adair County, KY, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.

The funeral service Monday, July 13, 2009 at 11:00amET at Darlington Lutheran Church, 3545 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI. Interment in Washtenong Memorial Park, 3771 Whitmore Lake Road Ann Arbor, MI. Visitation after 3:00pmET, Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Nie Funeral Home, 2400 Carpenter RD, Ann Arbor, MI.

He was the son of the late Virgil and Tina Campbell Loy of Gadberry, Adair County, KY.

He was married to Madaline on June 16, 1948 and enjoyed 42 years of marriage who had preceded him in death.
Ray proudly served his country during WW II as an Army Military Policeman and received a Purple Heart. He was a longtime member of Darlington Lutheran Church and enjoyed spending time with his family whom he was blessed to live with. His other joys were watching the Detroit Tigers play baseball and the company of his friends especially his long time breakfast companion Bob Roehm.

Survived by the following:
  • One daughter: Patricia Lotts and husband Phil of Ann Arbor, MI

  • Two sisters: Faye Sindlinger of Ann Arbor, MI; and Fern Lucas and husband Gary of Rineyville, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Rachel and Kelly Loy, and Matt and Amanda Solomon

  • And several loving nieces, nephews & a host of other relatives and friends

  • He was preceded in by death by one son, Gary Loy; three brothers, Joe R. Loy, James G. Loy, and Harris Leon Loy, whose death occured only four days earlier.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Darlington Lutheran Church 3545 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 or the Arthritis Foundation, MI Chapter, 1050 Wilshire Dr., Troy, MI 48084-1564This obituary is a courtesy of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY

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