Raymond Lee Logue
April 27, 1931 - July 18, 2018
Raymond Lee Logue, age 87, of Newark, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in his own home, in the loving care of his family.
Born in DeLand, Florida on April 27, 1931, he was a son of the late Clyde Sherman and Lorena (Carter) Logue and beloved stepmother Mildred (Lasher) Logue, who raised him. He graduated from DeLand High School, received his bachelors degree from Florida State University, and earned his masters in Social Work from the University of Florida. Raymond met Sarah (Sally) Ligon, while attending FSU, and they married in 1954. Together, they raised two daughters, Lucia and Laurelle. Ray worked for the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Waco, Texas; Perry Point, Maryland; and Elsmere, Delaware. He was proud and dedicated to his work in assisting Veterans with their healthcare needs, education, and finances. He retired in 1995 after 34 years of Civil Service, helping our Veterans.
Raymond was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was assigned to the Counter Intelligence Unit. The interrogation techniques became the foundation for his later role as an Investigative Adjudicator for the Federal Government and the Armed Services.
Ray was honored to be appointed, by the Regional Office of the VA, to be the investigator for adjudication cases. He was very proud that his work for the Navy was the only case, on record, not to be remanded back for clarification. Ray always “Did his homework” and was prepared for all aspects of his investigations. He was tenacious and determined in representing the underdog and facilitating a fair and just outcome. He believed in following the evidence to its legal and logical conclusion.
His hobbies and interests were designing and building crossbows, archery, woodworking, gardening, nature and science, playing the harmonica, and music. Raymond delighted in finding unique pieces of driftwood along the shoreline.
Ray was held in high esteem by all who knew him both professionally and personally. He was exceptionally kind and compassionate, always putting others before himself. A true gentleman and devoted husband Raymond attended to Sally’s declining health in their later years, placing all of her needs above his own. He was a sweet and gentle man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
The family also wishes to express their deepest appreciation for the care, respect, compassion, and sensitivity of Jeffrey Smith from Home Instead Senior Care and managers Janine Davis and Lisa Shields. There are no words.
In addition to his parents and step-mother, Raymond is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Sally and two of his brothers, Charles Logue and Marvin Logue. Raymond is survived by his daughter Lucia (Lucy) Logue and granddaughter Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith, daughter Laurelle (Laurie) Kosko (Wayne) and granddaughters Carolyn Kosko and Andrea Kosko. He is also survived by two brothers, Paul Logue and Richard Logue (Helen) and six nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Monday, July 23, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service and interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to the Tri-State Bird Rescue, 170 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, Delaware, 19711 or to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Rd., Suite 102, Newark, DE 19702 for their dedication, kindness, compassion and care during the past few months.