Raymond Ronald Close, 91

Published 9:05 am Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Raymond Ronald Close, 91, of Winchester, widower after 67 years of marriage to Mary Betty Close, passed away Sunday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Rudyard, Michigan, on January 10, 1926, to the late Melbun and Eva Samuels Close. He was retired from the United States Coast Guard and served during Pearl Harbor. He was also a member of the McDonalds Coffee Club.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Suzanne Close of Georgia, daughter, Karyn Keely of Winchester, brother, Melbun Close of Connecticut, 5 grandchildren and their spouses and 14 great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by 4 siblings.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 1 at 6pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. Jonathan Taylor presiding. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4p-6p at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fort Knox Cemetery, Fort Knox, KY.