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Raymond L. Lisby, 83, North Manchester went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 9, 2018 at 10:11 p.m. in his residence. Ray was born on August 29, 1935 to William R. Lisby Sr. and Elizabeth Ellen Lisby in Indianapolis.
A man that was proud to serve his country, Ray served in the Navy during the Korean War. After his discharge from the Navy, Ray drove truck for many years before suffering a stroke that forced him to leave his job. After his stroke, he worked for West Lafayette Park and later volunteered at Peabody Retirement Home for 15+ years as a driver.
On May 21, 1989 Ray married his best friend Betty Heckard. The two spent 29 years married. Together they were members of Christian Fellowship Church, North Manchester. Religion and faith were the most important aspects of life to Ray. He faithfully served God and His word. For those who knew Ray described him as a kind person that loved being around people, an avid fisherman and a man that took great pride in keeping the church looking nice as well as his home, especially the yard.
The loving memory of Raymond L. Lisby will be carried on by his wife, Betty Lisby, North Manchester; one son, Richard (Heidi) Lisby, Chicago, Illinois; two daughters, Christy (James) Wallace and Ellyn Robinson, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; five brothers, Bill (Joan) Lisby Jr., Wabash, Maurice Lisby, Indianapolis, Kevin (Charlene) Young, North Manchester, Bob (Tobi) Young, Indianapolis and Eric Young (Judy) Moore, Phoenix, Arizona; four sisters, Katy (Ed) Seyfried, King George, Virginia, Alice Young (Karol) Wainscott, Kokomo, Yvonne Young, Florida and Barbara Brown, Indianapolis, Indiana; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Herbert “Bill” Young; one son, Gregory Lisby; two daughters, Dawn and Deana Lisby; two brothers, Richard Lisby and Bill Young Jr.; and two sisters, Patricia Staten and Patricia Steele.
Family and friends may call Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Services will begin at the conclusion of the calling. Pastor Jacob Good will officiate. Burial will be at Windridge Memorial Park, 7014 South Rawson Bridge Road, Cary, Illinois at a later date.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Raymond L. Lisby, memorial contributions may be made to Peabody Caring Circle, 400 West 7th Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or Christian Fellowship Church, 1002 East State Road 114, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.
Christian Fellowship Church
P.O. Box 61, North Manchester IN 46962
Peabody Caring Circle
400 West 7th Street, North Manchester IN 46962