Scott 'Boz' DeTray


PAULDING -- Scott C. "Boz" DeTray, 61, of Paulding, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born in Defiance, Ohio, on June 7, 1951, the son of the late R. Fred and Lois (Duerk) DeTray. Scott was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church and a 1969 graduate of Defiance High School. He had worked at Tri-State Industrial Services, Anderson-Vreeland, Sears and Lowes. He was a member of the Sons of AMVETS and life member of the Defiance Fish and Game.

Scott was very active with the American Red Cross. He received the Defiance County Red Cross volunteer of the year award in 2009 and the Red Cross director's choice award in 2011. He was a certified instructor for the American Red Cross and oversaw the area disaster relief. Scott also volunteered as a cook at AuGlaize Village and loved playing Santa Claus during the Christmas season. On Sept. 2, 1989, he married Lynette Bennett, who survives.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Lynette DeTray; daughter, Christina (Bryan) Briggs of Defiance; son, Scott DeTray II of Defiance; sisters, Sue DeTray of Sherwood and Holly Keeran of Sherwood; brothers, David DeTray of Galena, Ohio, and R. Fred (Naomi) DeTray II of Defiance. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Jordan DeTray, Bailey DeTray, Kala Pierce, Brandon Briggs, Brooke Briggs and Terri "Lulu" Briggs.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis DeTray; and his parents.

A religious service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 12, with Rev. Donald Luhring officiating. Visitation is Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, 1753 S. Clinton St., Defiance, and Friday from 10-11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, suggested memorials are to the family. Condolences may be shared at

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  • Lynette, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Marvin, Angie, & Nina Fockler

  • To Holly and The DeTray family, I am so sorry for the loss of your family member "Boz". My prayers for you Holly and your family. Tracy Schroeder