Raymond F. Waid

Published 10:51 am Monday, April 14, 2014

FRANKLIN—Raymond Franklin Waid, 65, passed away at his home and went to be with his Lord on April 12, 2014.



Mr. Waid was a native of Meadville, Pa., a son of the late Walter Franklin and Meredith Eynon Waid.

Ray was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era, serving as a Gunners Mate, and had retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass.

He was an active member of the VFW and a former rescue scuba diver. He was also an avid motorcyclist; he once drove his Harley from Tampa, Fla. to Death Valley, Calif.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 40 years, Susan Jenney Waid; two daughters, Valerie Ann Waid of Gainesville, Fla., and Bridget Annette Enos of Franklin; two sons, Raymond Timothy Waid of New Orleans, La., and Justin Michael Waid of Franklin; daughter-in-law, Avery Bryce Pardee; sister, Susan Irene Kimmel and brother, Morris Walter Waid, both of Meadville; three grandchildren, Isabel and Isaiah Enos and Silas Robie Waid; mother-in-law, Ramona Jenney; brothers-in-law, T.J. Jenney, and his daughter, Savannah, and Tim Jenney and his wife, Gloria, and their children Ana and Zeke.

A service with naval honors took place Tuesday evening in Tucker Swamp Baptist Church, 37527 Seacock Chapel Road, Zuni, with the Rev. Curtis Faison officiating.

In Meadville, a viewing will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, followed by the funeral with naval honors at 6 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family at 32281 O’Berry Church Road, Franklin, VA. 23851.