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Robert Ray Reno

March 7, 1941 April 11, 2015
Robert Ray Reno
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Robert Ray Reno, 74, of Bellmont, IL, passed away on Saturday, April, 11, 2015 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born on March 7, 1941 in Wabash County, IL, the son of Frank and Opal (Wall) Reno. He married Carolyn Windle on June 6, 1991. Ray and Carolyn enjoyed twenty four years of marriage; they enjoyed travelling and spending time together. Ray faithfully served his country in the United States Navy. He was stationed all over the world and served in the Vietnam War. During his thirty years of service, he worked as a rigger and mine sweeper. Following his honorable discharge as a Chief Boatswain Mate, Ray worked in the ship yards. He loved animals especially his faithful companion, Chi Chi. He was an avid fisherman and loved fishing with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Ray was a baptized believer. He will be missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Reno of Bellmont, IL; children, Robert Reno, Terry Reno, Mike Reno, Tawanna (Mike) Newlin of Princeton, KY, Aaron (Tammy) Burton of Allendale, IL and Twilla (Kevin) Coon of Bellmont, IL; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; siblings, Carl Reno of Mount Carmel and Dorthy Thomas of Hobbs, New Mexico; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Laray Reno; siblings, Bill Reno, James Reno, Roy Reno, Roley Reno, Etta Miller and Hazel Wood. Graveside Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Friendsville Cemetery in Friendsville, IL with full military honors. Father Robert Zwilling will be officiating the service. Memorial contributions may be made in Rays memory to Wabash County Animal Shelter Buddies, 11336 N. 1550 Blvd, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Memorial envelopes will be available at the cemetery or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Rays tribute wall and leave online condolences for Ray Renos family, please visit
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