Raymond Eugene Messenger, 72 of Martins Ferry passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the First Baptist Church while attending his living memorial service. He was born June 23, 1949, in Martins Ferry, the son of the late Everett and Lena (Dennison)(Pribish) Messenger.
Ray was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Martins Ferry. He retired from the Frito-Lay Company as a Route Driver. He also worked at the Wheeling Park Golf Courses, Martins Ferry EMS, Reisbeck’s Pharmacy and NAPA Auto Parts Store as a delivery driver.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Jim Messenger.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Paula (McConville) Messenger, his children; Keith (Elaine)McConville, Raymond (Judy) Messenger and Gwynne (Brandon) Groves, grandchildren; Ian McConville, Austin (Emily) McConville, Luc Messenger, Dallas Messenger, great-grandchildren; Kennedy and Laney McConville, brothers; Henry (Sue) and Mark Messenger; sister in law Judy Messenger and nephew Kevin Messenger, as well as many other nieces, nephews, and extended family.
It was Ray’s wishes to plan and attend his own Living Memorial Service, which was held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the church he loved so much. Ray passed away at the end of his service surrounded by his family and close friends. In keeping with his wishes, he is being cremated and will be laid to rest in the Weeks Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, 306 Locust St., Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935, or the Pancreatic Cancer Network at PANCAN.org
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