Raymond H. “Ray” Wooters - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Raymond H. “Ray” Wooters

June 20, 1961 - March 15, 2024

Raymond H. “Ray” Wooters, age 62, of Dover, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on June 20, 1961, he was a son of the late Horace R. and Mazie R. (Jamison) Wooters. Ray graduated from Glassgow High School in 1979. He then attended the University of Delaware where he was active in the music department. He participated in many ensembles playing tuba and bass guitar. Ray’s passion for music continued after college, playing bass guitar in several bands throughout his lifetime.

In 2003, Ray began his Apprenticeship in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers – Local 42 Insulators Union. Through the years of being an asbestos worker and insulator, Ray established the position of Training Director/ Instructor in the Local 42. In his spare time Ray was an avid sports fan, he loved the Philadelphia Flyers and Cincinnati Bengals (Kitty Cats). Ray lived life to its fullest surrounded in love of family and friends listening to classical music and traveling to the next adventure!

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his sister, Rena Gail (Vavala) Childers and wife, Beverly S. (Zipay) Wooters. He is survived by his fiancée, Erica R. Leeds; children, Marissa R. Stoker, Scott R. Leeds (April) and Victoria G. Jedrzejewski (Andrew); sister, Susan M. Wooters (Dean); brother, Phillip L. Vavala; and grandchildren, Cameron J. Samuel, Aidan T. Romeo, Jackson R. Driggers, Leviathan W. Leeds, Kaine R. Leeds and Ashton L. Sigman.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.


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5 Condolences for Raymond H. “Ray” Wooters

  • It has been an honor and privilege to have been your friend for 40 years. My best man in my wedding, playing music at U of D, countless laughs and beers, trials and tribulations, times from Florida,Vegas & Delaware. My BROTHER in the true sense of the word. RIP MY BROTHER. (tuba chug). – ron

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Ray always a good guy and always a smile on his face. Lots of Love and Prayers for the family God Bless

  • I had the pleasure of working with Ray for many years he was truly one of the nicest guys I worked with always smiling. My God Bless and comfort your family rest easy old friend

  • No words can express the sorrow felt at the passing of a friend and Local Brother, one who lived and loved in all he did and shared his passion for the trade, his willingness to offer a hand, a smile and a wit that made working alongside him a true pleasure. RIP, Ray, and to his family and friends I offer my deepest condolences.

  • Sorry to hear of your passing my friend! You will be missed by many, including me!
    Love, hugs and kisses! Oh and I almost forgot the finger!