Bobby Ray Andy, 66
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Bobby Ray Andy, 66 of Ashland passed away, Sunday, July 7, 2019 in University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center.
He was born on August 29, 1952 in McArthur, Ohio to the late Harry and Juanita (nee Riffle) Andy.
Bobby graduated from Ashland High School, Class of 1970. He was employed for Abbott Lab Corporation for more than 17 years prior to the time of his retirement in 1986. Following his retirement, Bobby owned and operated his own lawn care service for many years.
He married the former, Lavaranda L. Blake on May 15, 1981.
Bobby enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia. He loved to restore antique furniture as well; but most of all coaching both wrestling and baseball for his sons, hardly ever missing a game or match.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lavaranda Andy of Ashland; one daughter, Suzie Woodford of Howard; two sons, Bob (Lorie) Andy Jr. of Liberty Township, Ohio and Zach Andy of Ashland; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one sister, Flo Kaptina of Asheville.
In addition to his parents, Bobby is preceded in death by two sisters, Charlene Salisbury & his infant sister Linda; and four brothers, Frank, Jackie, Billy, Ralph Andy; and one infant brother.
A Celebration of Bobby's life will be held, Saturday, September 28th, 2019, in the family home at 1075 Township Road 803, Ashland, Ohio 44805 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be shared on the funeral home’s website at denbowfh.com.
Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.