Von W Ray Jr.

February 27, 1955June 18, 2019

Von "Buzzy" William Ray Jr., 64, had a kind heart and loved a good laugh. He passed away June 18, 2019 in the hospital after a long illness. Buzzy was born February 27, 1955 in Muskegon, Mich. to Jessie and Von Ray Sr. Buzzy was a life-long resident of Muskegon County. He graduated from Orchard View High School in 1973 and worked in maintenance for 25 years for Ottawa County. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially on the Little Manistee River. He was a history buff and a baseball fan. He was generous, slow to anger and quick to laugh. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sisters, Ann Markowski and Ellen Nieboer, as well as his daughter, Becky Ray, two grandsons, Finn and Brody, and nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held in August.


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Mike Vogelsong

July 3, 2019

One of the nicest people I have ever known. May you rest in peace, Buzzy!

To Ellen and Ann, I'm sorry for your loss. I offer my condolences.

Mike Vogelsong

Brenda Harwood

June 28, 2019

As sad as we are to hear this, We find comfort in knowing that you are not suffering anymore. You were the nicest,honest guy we ever have known.Always trying to help anyone in need. I will cherish the good times we all had we sure did have some great times even when the neighbors called the police on Steve for too much noise.RIP with your dad and mom and Mike.Love,Manny & Brenda

Nichelle Nichols

June 25, 2019

So sad to see you go but happy your in a better place will miss you and love you always
Love your little cousin