Lawrence Raymond “Ray” Childs, 92 passed away peacefully on September 6, 2021, surrounded by his family. Raymond was born in the home he resided in his whole life on May 10, 1929, to Allen and Lila (Peters) Childs.
Ray attend Port Henry Schools before he joined the United States Army in 1950. He was proud to have served as a Corporal in the Korean War where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in Korea during the summer of 1952. Ray could be seen wearing his Veteran’s hat wherever he went and would light up when someone acknowledge his service. Upon returning to Port Henry he married Joanne (O’Dell) on August 30, 1953. He worked several different jobs before starting his career at Delmar Box for over 30 years and retiring in 1994.
Ray was a life long New York Giants fan, that never miss watching a game and rooting for his team. He also enjoyed playing cards with family, watching westerns and camping with his wife Joan before her passing. In his later years Ray discovered the thrill of going to the casino with his children and playing the slot machines. He also enjoy socializing at the local senior center.
Raymond was survived by four generations of a loving family, his two children, Robert (Cindy) Childs of Ticonderoga, NY, Sandra (Chet) Woods of Mineville, NY, his Grandchildren Wendy (Ronald) Sargent, Bobbi-Jo (Jake) Maye, Buffy (Tom) Marcil, Timothy (Emily) Childs, Sarah Ezzo, and Emily Ezzo, his Great Grandchildren, Alyssa, Troy, Brianna, Devyn, Dylan, Meegyn, Bailey, Dava, and his Great Great Grandchildren, Khonner, Parker, Jaxon and several nieces and nephews.
Raymond is predeceased by his wife, Joanne (O’Dell), his parents and sisters, Elaine Butterfield, Lucy White, and brothers Sherman Childs and Floyd Childs.
The family would like to thank Becky Trombley and Pam Yakalis for their dedication to Raymond and making him feel special. We would also like to thank the nurses at Elizabethtown Hospital for their care and kindness to Raymond and his family.
There will be a graveside service on Sunday September 19, 1:00 pm at the Union Cemetery, Port Henry. Followed by a reception at the Moriah County Club to celebrate Raymond’s life.
Memorial donations in Raymond’s memory can be made to Mineville VFW post 5802 and Moriah Ambulance Squad.