Vernon Ray Donovan, 69, of Farnham, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019. Ray was known by his family and friends as a wheeler and dealer and most of the time got the best of it. He could also do just about anything with his hands: painting, carpentry as well as auto body work. Ray was also a long time member of the Callao Moose Lodge.
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He is survived by his brothers, Harry Vernon Donvovan, Jr. of Kilmarnock, Sherwood Donovan (Becky) of Farnham and Harold Donovan of Warsaw; two step-sons, John and Clay Frederick (Donna); six grand children and six great-grandchildren.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Harry Vernon Donovan, Sr. and Rose Mae Bennett Donovan; wife, Janet Fay Collier Frederick Donovan; and brother, Harry L. Donovan.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2018 at Welch Funeral Home-Marks Chapel with interment following at Totuskey Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 pm to 2 pm on Saturday prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. In keeping with Ray’s wishes, all funeral attendants are requested to dress casually-jeans and t-shirts are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Totuskey Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at PO Box 100 Haynesville, VA 22472.