Ray, Stephen

Ray, Stephen

November 28, 1960 – June 19, 2021

Stephen “Steve” Dawson Ray, 60 of Millsboro, DE passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Washington, D.C. due to complications following heart surgery. He was born on November 28, 1960. He was the son of late Robert Eugene and Cynthia Dawson Ray. He was the husband of Doris Lynn Ray.

Steve grew up in Germantown, MD. Growing up, he played baseball and football. He was an active member of the Montgomery County 4-H Rabbit Club. He graduated from Seneca Valley High School in 1978. He was a career carpenter having worked with several construction companies including Pro-Tech and Porch and Patio, retiring in 2010 due to health reasons. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion at the Dagsboro American Legion Post 24.

Steve participated in Civil War reenactments for several years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman until his health prevented it. He was a lifelong Washington Redskins fan. He enjoyed cooking all the time but especially for family functions and holidays. He loved the outdoors. Every evening you could find him outside, sitting in his favorite chair enjoying the scenery and watching the wildlife in his yard.

Steve was a devoted husband, step-father, grandfather and son-in-law. He dearly loved his wife, “Lynn” and her children. He absolutely loved and adorned his grandchildren and was a very proud PopPop.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by step-son Jeffery Walters, Jr. of Ocracoke Island, NC, step-daughter, Nicole Walters (Shaun) of Millsboro, DE, Grandchildren Ayriana “Yosa” Drummond, Kyree Roach, Cora and Samuel Walters, sister Lynn “Sis” Zebroski (Steven) , In-laws Ron and Janice Dickerson, brother-in-laws Ronnie Dickerson, Barry Dickerson (Eileen) and Michael Dickerson (Heather). nephews and nieces Daniel Zebroski (Hannah), Kristin King (Gordon) and, Michael Zebroski (Olivia), Shannon Nickler (Eric), Nathan Dickerson, Hayley Dickerson, Michalla Dickerson, Joey Dickerson, Ashley Zucker (Jeremy) and numerous great- nephews and great-nieces.

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