Ray E. VanSant

Record Observer - - Obituaries -

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.


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