Kenneth Ray Garr
Aug. 24, 1926 – April 19, 2020
Kenneth Ray Garr, affectionately known as, “Ray,” 93, departed from this world peacefully April 19, 2020.
Ray was born on August 24, 1926 and was a proud lifelong resident of Culpeper County where he enjoyed walking many miles throughout the town. On June 12, 1955 he married Nancy Ellen Garber of Port Republic, VA. Ray was always known as a hard worker and a good friend; his smile could brighten anybody’s day. He faithfully served on many committees at Culpeper Baptist Church where he also served as a devoted deacon for many years. Perhaps what Ray was most proud of was his time serving our country in the Navy where he was stationed in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Ray was a great part of the greatest generation.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah Robold; his parents, John Henry and Mary Susan Garr; two brothers, John and Herbert Garr; three sisters; Betty Breeden, Jean Craye and Erma Waugh. Ray is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Nancy Garr; his daughter, Cathy Early; two brothers; Homer and Jesse Garr; three grandsons, Jeremy Nichols, Jeff Early, and Ridge Robold; as well as two great-grandchildren, Brooke and James Early.
Due to the coronavirus no memorial service is scheduled at this time.
I would like to express my sympathy to you for the loss of your husband. As a member of Culpeper Baptist Church, your church family will be there for support and strength as you and your family go through this loss.
Mrs. Garr and Cathy, I’m so sorry for your loss of Mr. Garr. Sending my sincere sympathy.
Dear Jesse & Homer,
I was saddened to read of Ray’s passing. As I can remember he always had a smile on his face and a good left handed bowler. I worked with Ray @ the A & P. I pray that God will give you peace and understanding doing this time of grief
May the Lord Bless Both of You