Ray E. VanSant
MILLINGTON — Ray Everette VanSant of Millington died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Compass Regional in Centreville. He was 77.
Ray E. VanSant was born March 29, 1940, in Millington, the son of the late Edward Wallers VanSant and Daisy “Pear “Everette. Ray was a 1959 graduate of Sudlersville High School and after graduation he went to work for his father’s lumberyard in Millington as a carpenter. Over the next several years he worked for Georgetown Yacht Basin, Chrysler and Brambles Marine before owning and operating Ray’s Texaco in Millington for 10 years. In 1986, he retired and began working on cars and motorcycles in his garage, which he always loved to do. Ray was a ‘50s kind of guy and loved restoring those classic cars. Ray was a former member of the Millington Volunteer Fire Company and several car clubs.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Rae Mench; and his brothers, Harry VanSant and Kenneth W. VanSant.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sarah H. VanSant of Millington; two sons, Phil VanSant of Galena and Dwayne VanSant of Chestertown; two daughters-in-law: Sissy VanSant and Debbie VanSant; three grandchildren, Ashley N. Mench of Millington, Joseph B. VanSant of Chestertown and Brittany Ward of Sudlersville; and one great-grandchild, Rhett Carter Ward.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, with a Celebration of Life to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Fellows Family Funeral Home, 370 Cypress St., Millington.
Anyone with a classic car is invited to drive it to the celebration.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Compass Regional Hospice, 160 Coarsevall Drive, Centreville, MD 21617 or Millington Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 255 Millington, MD 21651.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www. fhnfuneralhome.com.
RAY EVERETTE VANSANT