Age 66, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019, with family at his side. Ray was born in Kalamazoo, MI, on April 19, 1953, the son of the late Irving and Lucille (Koss) Blett. He served our country honorably as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Ray was a kind and generous man. He loved helping and caring for others in any way that he could. He enjoyed spending time in his garden, working on vehicles and woodworking. Above all Ray loved his family and did his best to provide for them. He leaves to cherish his memory three children, Raymond Matthew (Michele) Blett, Melanie Mathis and Jeremy (Julie) Hager; grandchildren, Kaylee and Austin Blett, Stephanie Sutton, Cody Hounshell, Kyle (Sara) Hounshell, Brandon Hounshell, Alyssa Mathis, Dana Marie, Kaden, Camden and Maddison Hager; many other extended grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his loving partner Karen Eagle; a brother, Larry Blett; nieces, nephews and friends. Ray was also preceded in passing by many siblings. In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place and a memorial service to honor his life will be held on Friday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m. at Covey Hill Baptist Church, 33566 28th Avenue, Paw Paw. He will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, on Monday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Covey Hill Baptist Church, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends may share a condolence online at www.joldersma-klein.com.