Ray Winchell

Virgil Ray Winchell

May 27, 1948 - April 2, 2019 


Virgil Ray Winchell, 70, of Wooster, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in the comfort of his home after a brief illness.

Ray was born May 27, 1948 in Wadsworth to the late Clyde Sr. and Maxine (Goody) Winchell and was a 1966 graduate of Norwayne High School.  On Oct. 3, 1981 he married the former Linda S. Fleming and she survives.  He retired after 32 years from Rubbermaid Inc. and then worked as an electrician for his son-in-law,  David Miller for 6 years.  For the past 8 years Ray was a school bus driver for Wooster City Schools.  Over the years, Ray was active in Union Local 302 where he served as Vice-President, coached pee-wee football, umpired baseball and slow pitch and fast pitch softball and played on several area softball teams.  He loved hunting, camping and mowing his yard and he will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; children and their families, Raquel Johnston of Jeromesville and her children, Haley (Dylan) Grate and Elizabeth, Zachary and Maxwell Johnston; Stacy and Jessica Winchell of Creston and their daughters, Lynnsey, Leah and Elaina Winchell; Annette and David Miller of Wooster and their sons, Kyle Miller (Nicole Lacko) and Corben Miller (Moriah Foraker); Scott and Heidi Winchell of Wooster and their son, Dylan Winchell and Brett and April Fleming of Oak Park, IL and their son Silas Fleming; a brother, Clyde Winchell Jr. of Wooster and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Arthur “Bud” Thompson; grandchildren, Aken Fleming and Sydney Winchell and a great-grandson, Easton Miller.

Services will be Monday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Smithville Brethren Church in Smithville with Pastor Scott Fetter officiating.  Friends may call Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com  Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691. 

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left. 

Name: Barb Higdon

so sorry for your loss  Ray was a good man  always enjoyed working with him


Name: Pam Hahn

Prayers to you and all the family Linda, so sorry for your loss.

Name: Karen Rastetter Akins

Prayers for Linda and all the family


Name: Don & Sue North

Were so sorry to hear about Ray. Im sorry were in Florida so we cant pay our respect.


Name: Cathryn Carpenter

 Dear Linda, we are all so sorry to hear of Rays passing. You are all in our prayers. With love, The Doylestown Flemings....Your Uncle Gary, and cousins...Louann, Cathy, and Gary Jr. 


Name: Jan Morrison

Prayers for Linda and family . Ray was a good guy !! I enjoyed working with him and Linda   







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