Ray  Linville
Ray Linville, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 4.
He was born Feb. 16, 1937, to Garrett and Elizabeth (Dobison) Linville in Earle, Arkansas. He has lived in Indiana since 1953.
Ray was self-employed as a van transporter for the Amish and Mennonite communities. He enjoyed meeting people and always had a smile for everyone he met with. He was a member of First Assembly of God, Goshen. He married Laney L. Cavender on May 29, 1959. She preceded him in death on March 28, 2017.
Surviving Ray are daughters Brenda (Larry) Howard, Goshen, and Sue (Rodney) Smith, Portland; son, Jerry (Terri) Linville, Goshen; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; twin sister, Faye Tyler, Goshen; and brother, Jack Linville, Dundee, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laney; parents; sisters, Jane Blackburn and Annie Ashby; and brothers C.L., John Bill and Joe Linville.
Visitation will take place from 4-7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 6, and for an hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Thurs., Nov. 7, all at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Pastors Jason Kincaid and Mike Kelly will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Center Cemetery, Nappanee.
Memorial contributions may be given to Greencroft Gables, Alzheimers Unit.
Published on November 5, 2019


Plant a tree in memory
of Ray
Plant a tree

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.
The guestbook expires on February 03, 2020.

Showing 10 of 2 posts

Amanda May Frye (Yoder)
Nov 07, 2019
I was one of the five people he saved from a trailer fire in Midway trailer park in 1984. I was the last one he pulled out of the fire. We are all honored by his bravery and so in Awe of God Almighty that he gave glory to God. He said in the news paper article, " If it wasn't Him, five people would have been dead". We are all so very grateful for what Ray did. Blessings to the Linville family and our condolences.
Hecmarilys (Mary)
Nov 06, 2019
We going miss you ray Rest In Peace ❤️