Raymond “Radar” D. Sconce, 70 of Marissa, IL; born December 15, 1944 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Ray retired as a truck driver from Gilster Mary-Lee Corporation. He loved music of all kinds and greatly enjoyed traveling. Ray never knew a stranger and would talk to anyone.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Raymond E. and Lily, nee Charwood, Sconce.
He is survived by his significant other – Betty, nee Little, Perrine. Her children – DeAnn (Harry) Doolittle of Belleville, IL; Jayme (Lyle) Jones of Marissa, IL; Jim (Lindsay) Perrine of Marissa, IL; Michael Perrine of Marissa, IL. And her seven grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Southern Illinois and Sparta Community Hospital for their excellent care.
Memorials may be made to the Marissa Fire Department.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Funeral: A memorial service and time of fellowship will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
Interment: Private burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
I was sad to see the funeral notice of Ray Don as we called him. Ray’s mother and my father, Philip Charlwood, were sister and brother. Ray also has four other living cousins and one aunt by marriage.
We all lost track of Ray when he moved from Marissa and the family home to St. Louis. We would like to know about these years in Ray’s life.
Please accept my sympathy on Ray’s death.
Posted by: Carol Charlwood Block – 1st cousin Jan 31, 2015
I spent my young years, during the summer, in the Charlwood family home. Ray Don was much younger than I. His mother Lily and my mother were sisters. The Charlwood sisters Lily, Alma and Dorothy worked together during WW2 planting a garden and canning their harvests. Ray was in a carriage when we went berry picking. As he grew up to be a toddler, he had a very pleasant personality. Over the years we lost contact with one another. My sincere condolences go out to his love ones. May God”s love and peace be with you.
Posted by: Patsy McClure Stout – Webster Groves, MO – cousin Jan 31, 2015
RIP old Friend
Posted by: Connie Sauerwein – Columbia, IL – friend Feb 02, 2015
Radar was a unique and memorable individual. RIP to a nice guy. Our sympathy to his family as I am sure he will be sorely missed.
Posted by: Timothy Campbell – Prescott, AZ – high school friend Feb 03, 2015
Radar and I grew up as neighbors, I lived across the street from him. We spent a life time of growing up together. Couldn’t have asked for a better person to have as a friend. He knew everyone and everything, (just ask him ), he will always be remembered by me..so,, so long neighbor , till we meet again.
Posted by: leroy simon Feb 05, 2015