Byron Rasey


ANTWERP -- Byron W. Rasey, 76, of Antwerp, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

Byron was born in Napoleon on December 15, 1936, a son of the late Lovella (Wooten) and Byron Rasey. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, was a truck driver and business agent for Teamsters Local 414. Byron was a member of the Hickville Masonic Lodge, Antwerp Conservation Club and the NRA. On April 20, 1968, Byron married Janice Mosier.

Byron will be fondly remembered by his children, Kevin (Leslie) Buck of Duluth, Minn., Tamara (Jim McClanahan) Rasey of Cincinnati and Pamela (Vincent Guyaux) Rasey of Montreal; siblings, Bainbridge of Hicksville, Rev. John (Charlotte) of Winston-Salem, N.C., Sharon (Rev. Larry) Hopkins of Lima; sister-in-law, Pat of Bryan; grandchildren Evan and Graham, Joel, Moriah, Whitney, and Grace; family cats, Miranda, Matilda, Big Kitty and Theo.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Cecil.

Viewing is Tuesday from 5-7:30 p.m., with Masonic rites at 7:30 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. His service is at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 11, with viewing one hour prior. He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.

Memorials are to FARA (Friedreich's Ataxia) or Community Health Professionals. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at

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