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Ray Starr

July 27, 1957 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 64)


Ray Starr, 64, of North Manchester, died at 10:43 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born on July 27, 1957, in Kentucky, to Charles and Chattie (Hale) Harrell.

Ray married Stella Osborne on September 16, 1979.  He worked as a contractor at Atlas Building Services in Wabash and owned Starr Masonry & Restoration.  Ray was a member of the Apostolic Church of Wabash.  Ray loved watching football, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family.  

Ray is survived by his wife, Stella; mother, Chattie Harrell, of North Manchester, two sons, Jimmy Ray (Mandalin) Starr, and Andrew Allen (Jennifer) Starr, both of Wabash; one daughter, Stacey Cripe, of Peru; two brothers, Jimmie (Pauline) Starr and Garry (Tina) Starr, both of Wabash; two sisters, Linda (Arthur) Hughes, of Wabash and Fay Starr, of North Manchester; and nine grandchildren, Gunnar Cripe, Reese Cripe, Magnolia Starr, Lillithe Starr, Nevaeh Starr, Grace Starr, Gage Starr, Chloe Isley and Bree Dials.  He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Harrell.  

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 with Pastor Sam Truss officiating.  Burial will follow at Falls Cemetery in Wabash.  

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the funeral home. 

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992. 

McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana, 46992, have been trusted with Ray Starr's final arrangements. 

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October 20, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
231 Falls Ave
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Service
October 21, 2021

10:00 AM
McDonald Funeral Home
231 Falls Ave
Wabash, IN 46992


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810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash IN 46992
Tel: 1-260-563-3511

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