Goldsberry, "Ray" Raymond 3/19/1934 - 5/10/2020 Ft. Myers, Florida Memorial services and burial ceremony will take place at Ft. Custer Veteran's Cemetery on Friday, July 24, 2020, at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Meals-on-Wheels of Kalamazoo would be welcome.
Ray grew up in Columbus, Ohio, graduated from Columbus Central High School, and attended The Ohio State University. He met his wife of 48 years at the city pool. Ray's wife, Jennie (Ruhl) Goldsberry passed away in February, 2003. Ray served in the Army for two years before beginning his career in construction. He was an entrepreneur who started a drywall business in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1967 a year after moving his family to Kalamazoo Township. Ray enjoyed fishing, taking his family out to waterski, snowmobiling, playing cards, bowling, shooting pool, drag racing (winning several trophies), watching stock car races, and was an avid antique glassware collector and founding member of the Heisey Glass Collectors Club and the Cambridge Glass Collectors Clubs. He was also a Boy Scout Leader in Comstock-Gull Road Elementary and for several years delivered Meals-on-Wheels taking the grandchildren with him when it was possible. He was a member of the Kalamazoo Corvette Club and Homebuilders Association at one time as well as a collector of Ford Mustangs. Ray was also a member of the AmVets and the American Legion. Ray had many interests and enjoyed life. He was described as "a lifeforce", "one-of-a-kind", "unique", "he had his own way of doing things". He spent his later years wintering in Florida and spending his summers in Kalamazoo. Ray is survived by his three children and spouses, Rick (Diane) Goldsberry, Richland, MI, Dodi (Mike) Hodges, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Joe (Stephanie) Goldsberry, Portage, MI. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kathy (Rob) Baird, Vicksburg, MI; Keith (Becky) Colvin, Plainwell, MI; Jeff Hodges, San Francisco, CA; Justin (Emily) Hodges, N.Ridgeville, OH; Kelley (Nick) Hampton, Katie (Paul) Scott, Kalamazoo, MI; 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Ray is also survived by his long-term companion of 17 years, Beverley Lockwood, Comstock, MI. Memorial services are being planned and a burial ceremony will take place at Ft. Custer Veteran's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Meals-on-Wheels of Kalamazoo would be welcome.