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Thomas Michael Ray

Thomas Michael Ray, aged 66, of Wyoming, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Kenneth. He will be dearly missed by his children: Shawn and Katie Anne, James and Amanda; grandchildren: Taylor, Ryder, Ilyssa and Kaitlyn; sisters: Karen and Randy Vuich, Jenny and Chip Derby, Kim VanBuhler; brother, Bruce; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Tom was a hardworking, loving, caring father and grandfather who had raised his sons alone. He was employed as a machinist and then went into the trucking business which is carried on by Shawn and Jim.  Even when sitting at home, he could not just sit. His mother taught him crocheting to stay busy.  He also enjoyed collecting, trading, and selling sports cards.  Taking cruises to Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Hawaii, and the Bahamas was a delight for him.  He also enjoyed travelling to Las Vegas and playing the slots and Black Jack. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. At Tom’s request cremation has taken place. The family will have a celebration of Tom’s life on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 415 E. Williams St., Howard City, MI  49329. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  1. I have known you for many years. I remember when I was a child. Watching you make picnic tables. As a teenager you provided a place for me to rest my head. You have always been kind to me through out the years. I appreciate all you have done for me. You will be missed by many. This I am sure of. May your family find comfort. In knowing you were a great person and are at peace now.

    - Johnathan Mundy
  2. May the love and care that my grandfather showed to everyone he met be carried on by his brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, and so on. He will be dearly missed.

    - Taylor Ray
  3. Tom was a great man and awsome dad i knew him cause my brother john went to school with shawn and then they moved into the apt behind my grandma we talk alot about movies and music everytime i seen him and was always helping out when u need him he will truly me missed by a lot of people so sorry for your loss shawn and james

    - Bonnie Wenzel
  4. This is my beloved brother that will be miss he always looked out for his little sister. You always worked hard and always try to help other people . Now he is with the angel’s rest and please bro

    - Karen vuich

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