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.
7 Condolences for Raymond Lee Logue
Sharon ( Shep) Hallam
Rest In peace Ray and tell Sally hello from me! It’s hard to believe that you were the last of Mom and Dad’s friends to go. I’ll never forget all of the Thanksgivings we all spent together. “ forever friends”
Ray was a very fine gentleman and a true friend. He helped my parents with many issues and questions about Veterans’ benefits. I loved visiting Sally and Ray in their home especially during my early teaching years, early 70s. We enjoyed many card games and various board games. Ray even joined a musical production of Oliver Twist, a community musical directed by my cousin, Dory Schoch, and me, as musical director, and took place at the Upland Country Day School. Ray enjoyed singing with the chorus in all the street and bar scenes. We had a grand time that summer of 77.
Ray was also very kind to my special needs brother, Eric. Sad to hear this friend has passed. He was truly the most gentle of all gentlemen. I am a better person for having known Ray.
Angie Abshire Bushey
So very saddened by Ray’s passing. Many of my happy childhood memories are of our families spending time together. Wishing all of you strength and Peace in the days ahead.
Good bye my brother. I hope you’ll be there to greet me when I arrive. Then you can continue to teach me things I’ll need to know in my new world.
Lucy & Jackie,
We are sorry for your loss. I know you loved your Dad & Grandfather deeply. I never met him, but I know him from your stories of how much he cared & sacrificed for your family. The obit. is very well written describing his great character. We cannot make it to the viewing tonight due to a medical problem. GOD BLESS YOU & BE WITH YOU BOTH.
Bob & Karen
Laurie, Wayne, Carolyn and Andrea – My heart is with you during this difficult time. Extending deepest sympathy. Fondly, Robin Roberts
Linda R Duffy
Ray was a dear sweet neighbor. He was a true gentleman who loved flowers, animals and his family. I liked to hear his stories of growing up during the depression and all the places he lived and worked during his lifetime. But most all, I loved seeing the smile on his face when he brought out the beautiful 1950’s photograph of Sally, in her green dress and pretty red hair. She was gorgeous, and he was forever grateful that they were together for so long. I will miss seeing him sit outside in the fresh air, watching his flowers grow. Fortunately, he will live on in my garden when each spring the bulbs reappear that he planted for me.