Lynn Alan Dray

10/03/1955 - 08/23/2023


Obituary For Lynn Alan Dray

Harrod, Ohio

Lynn A. Dray, age 67, was called home to the Lord at 5:26 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at The Ohio State University - James Cancer Hospital with the love of his family by his side.

Lynn was born October 3, 1955, in Bluffton, OH, to the late John R. and Charlene F. (Hall) Dray. On April 24, 1976, he married his high school sweetheart, Lou Anne (Piehl) Dray.

Lynn was a 1974 graduate of Allen East High School. He joined the Harrod Fire Department in 1974 and served as the Harrod Fire Chief for 30 years. Lynn had retired in January from Emerson (Copeland) Climate Technologies, after 27 years of service and he had previously worked for Huffy. He loved helping others, was always willing to lend a helping hand and he loved serving the Harrod and surrounding communities. He enjoyed boating, water skiing and spending time at the river. Above all, he loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lou Anne Dray of Harrod; three children, Leigh Anne (Shane) Rumer of Harrod, Lisa A. (Neal) Carter of Waynesfield, and Lyle A. (Megan) Dray of Harrod; nine grandchildren, John (Audrey Durham) Rumer, Gage (Mary Martin) Rumer, Kyleigh (Andrew Cochensparger) Rumer, Tyler Rumer, Bryce Carter, Ethan Carter, Landon Dray, Hunter Dray, and Alexis "Lexie" Dray; and two brothers, Robert Dray, and Larry (Di) Dray.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his in-laws, Lester and Mary Anne (Coon) Piehl.

Services celebrating Lynn's life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at Crossroads Church of Lima, 775 S. Thayer Road, Lima, OH. Pastor Charles Moeller will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, at the church.

The family request that all those in attendance dress casually.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrod Fire Department, 123 N. Walnut St, Harrod, OH 45850.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


28 Aug


02:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Crossroads Church of God 775 S. Thayer Road Lima, OH 45806 Get Directions »
29 Aug

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Crossroads Church of God 775 S. Thayer Road Lima, OH 45806 Get Directions »
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  • 08/29/2023

    My deepest sympathies to your family. I knew Lynn for a long time thru work. He was very well thought of by many people. He genuinely cared about the people who worked for him. He would always ask about my kids, especially my oldest who had been college help. A lot of tears were shed when we heard of Lynn's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • 08/25/2023

    Lou Ann and Family, So sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Judy Henderson

  • 08/24/2023

    I dont even know where to start... my heart is broken to hear of the passing of Lynn.. I have so many wonderful memories I will cherish forever. He was not only a boss to me but a great mentor and friend.. working for him for 17 years he has helped me get threw so many things.. he was truly one in a million, he cared about us all so much and always made sure we knew it. Rest In Paradise Lynn until we meet again I will never forget you!!

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