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Manford Ray Carnahan

March 12, 1939 ~ April 16, 2020 (age 81)

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Manford Ray Carnahan, age 81 of Defiance, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.   
He was born on March 12, 1939 to Manford and Alberta (Balmer) Carnahan in Oakwood, Ohio. Ray proudly served our country in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1957 to 1963. On November 26, 1960 he married Sharon (Christen) Carnahan, who resides in Defiance.

Ray was a faithful member of Zion's Lutheran Church in Defiance, UAW #112, a life member of AmVets #1991, and a Military Support member of VFW #3360. He was a millwright at GM for 41 years.  Ray enjoyed riding his golf cart, farming, gardening, and talking with his friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his granddaughters and great-granddaughters. Ray will be sadly missed by his family and many good friends.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Sharon of Defiance, daughter-in-law, Michele Carnahan of Garrett, IN, two granddaughters; Lyndsay (Jeff) Plummer of Warminster, PA, and Ashley (Josh) Dupuis of Shelby Twp, MI, and  four great-granddaughters; Lucy Dupuis, June Dupuis, Charlotte Plummer, and Violet Dupuis. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Randal Carnahan. 
A private graveside service will be held with Pastor Timothy Reynolds officiating. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. 
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Private Committal

Riverview Memory Gardens
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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