Raymond Chapman Walcott

Raymond Chapman Walcott passed into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8 a.m. at the Indian River Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Granville.

Ray was born on September 5, 1921 in Ashburnham, Mass., the son of Edmund and Grace (Chapman) Walcott.

He graduated from Cushing Academy then joined the Army and served in the European Theater WW II. In 1959 he married his only love, Patricia Watrous of Rupert, Vt.

Ray was a retired furniture maker and woodworker. He had been employed by the Hale Co. of E. Arlington, Vt.

Ray enjoyed spending time outdoors; playing football and badminton with his children and grandchildren. He also liked to gather wood for the woodstove. He always said that fresh air is the best medicine. Ray had a passion for trains. He also enjoyed playing cards and tracing the roots of his family tree. He was a proud family man who will forever be missed.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Larry Baker, Jr.

Ray is survived by his wife Patricia, his daughters Renee Baker and her husband Larry of Hebron, and Terry Bates and her husband Marshall of North Granville. Also surviving are his granddaughters Sonia Parker and her companion Vin David and Valerie Szkutak and her husband Jason, and his grandsons Kenton Bates of Charlestown, N.H., and Victor Bates of North Granville; great-grandchildren Gavin Morse, Katriel Baker, Clayton Baker, Ty Szkutak, Grace and Victoria David; and a sister, Avis Salo of Ashburnham, Mass.; and two brothers, James Walcott and his wife Roberta and Aubrey Walcott and his wife Linda all of  Fitzburg, Mass.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 17 at 2 p.m. at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville. Friends were invited to call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions to help with final expenses. These may be made to the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, NY 12832 in his name.

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