ForeverMissed

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at W.E. Lusain Funeral Home (2455 Stanley Avenue). Time will be from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Raymond Lee Stringer  52, of Old North Dayton
passed away unexpectedly on Jan 29th around 5pm. He left behind 4 children David 31, Coy 30, Colleen 28 & Riley 5. His 5 grandchildren, Arianna, Aiden, Austin, Layla & Lynnox. 3 living siblings Bobbie Sue, Pam & Ruby. Life long friends Micha & Sherry.

Raymond was a well known and loved guy ,If Raymond were here watching, he would want everyone to know he died being wild, free, stubborn and living his life with no regrets! He lived life exactly how he wanted to & that is what made him "ray".

He could light up any room with his smile & laugh, anyone who had the pleasure of having a conversation with ray knew he was a strong person with a hell of a story to be told!
He loved and cherished his children and grandchildren more than words could express.
If you asked his friends what they loved the most about him, they would probably tell u his smile & laugh! His personality was one of a kind.

When remembering our father, grandfather brother and friend we ask always pray to have eyes that see the best in people a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad and a soul that never loses faith. Until we meet again watch over us and know that where at ease knowing ur at peace!

Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home.

Posted by Louise B on February 13, 2019
It is so tragic to lose someone before they lived their life to the full.although it sounds like Raymond packed a full life in 52 years.
Hopefully you can take comfort from the fact that God promises to do away with all tears and suffering
Revelation 21:3,4
Posted by Brandy Fleming on February 10, 2019
Raymond definately was one of a kind ..he always was smiling telling a story everytime i seen him.Raymond definately lived life on rays terms ...old north dayton wont be the same when i come thru and dont see ray...until we meet again rest up my friend
Posted by Deanna Gibbons on February 10, 2019
I Miss Seeing You Raymond. . I Miss The Charasmatic Sense of humor. .You & Only You Had... I Love You. .& Will Always Miss You. .
Posted by Amber Williams on February 8, 2019
I remember Ray always coming in my work with the biggest smile on his face and always putting a shirt on since he never had one on he would always make a point to ask me how everything was going and how I was doing and when he left he always said stay safe girl he will be truly missed
Posted by Jennifer Estep on February 8, 2019
The thought of you gone is unreal! You was one of the strongest guys I know. The way your survival mode kicked in with any situation, I never thought I would hear of this day. Prayers for the family! I love you all.
Posted by Tabatha Goldick on February 8, 2019
Raymond was definitely one of a kind and a great person. I've known him my entire life and we shared some great childhood memories. His smile and sound of his laugh will never be forgotten. I send my love to all his kids, grandkids and sister's. Prayers for strength to get you at peace during this difficult time. Raymond will always be loved and missed here in O.N.D. ! Rest Easy my friend until we meet again.

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Posted by Louise B on February 13, 2019
It is so tragic to lose someone before they lived their life to the full.although it sounds like Raymond packed a full life in 52 years.
Hopefully you can take comfort from the fact that God promises to do away with all tears and suffering
Revelation 21:3,4
Posted by Brandy Fleming on February 10, 2019
Raymond definately was one of a kind ..he always was smiling telling a story everytime i seen him.Raymond definately lived life on rays terms ...old north dayton wont be the same when i come thru and dont see ray...until we meet again rest up my friend
Posted by Deanna Gibbons on February 10, 2019
I Miss Seeing You Raymond. . I Miss The Charasmatic Sense of humor. .You & Only You Had... I Love You. .& Will Always Miss You. .
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Shared by Colleen Eshani on February 8, 2019

If you knew my father you knew he wasn't your typical man. He lived wild & free but he lived exactly how he wanted to. That is the point of life. It is yours. You choose to live & do whatever makes you happy! If you asked him, he would tell you that him and God had an understanding & I truly believe that. They say cats only have 9 lifes but Ray had 101! He was a solid man with pure intentions. If he loved you he would do anything for you. Surely he'd give you the shirt off of his back in a heartbeat. Heck he didn't really care for shirts anyways! His strength empowered even the weakest & his smile could turn your mood around almost instantly. He always had such a humble and positive attitude. His grin is how I knew he was going to start talking crap. I would look at him and ask "what are you over there thinking in that big head of yours?" Through all of his struggles he was a proud father & grandfather. All he talked about was his grandkids & how lil Lynnox would carry on the Stringer name. He always joked and told me I was the milk man's because I didn't have his last name, we all know better. He was strong...as strong as they came. I felt it in my stomach that something was wrong the day my brothers & our significant others and I searched for him. I felt this emptiness, a scared, eery feeling. In 20 years I can't tell you a day that went by that he didnt check in with David or coy! He would always say "I don't lie to my kids, but I don't let them worry about me either." And that he never did. He always kept it real with us. At a certain age I realized not to ask the questions if I wasn't prepared for the honest answers. If he was sitting next to me right now he would probably tell me to get out of my feelings to be honest!

Thank you for being you daddy , ik you were proud of your children and we will forever keep u in our hearts!

Watch over us dad!