Raymond W. Wolfe, Jr., 86 of Mooresville, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away, May 10, 2019. He was born in Covington, KY on August 24, 1932, son of Reverend Raymond and Gladys VanGilder Wolfe, Sr.
Raymond attended Broad Ripple High School and Charleston High School in Charleston, IL.
Raymond began playing the piano at the age of 12. As a young adult, he purchased a Hammond organ and continued playing for many years. While living in West Virginia, which is where he was most happy and content, Raymond enjoyed playing for the Sunday church services. During his years residing at Crawford Manor Apartments in Indianapolis, the residents appreciated hearing him play. Raymond was gifted in that his musical ability allowed him to play from memory. During the last 2 years living in Meadow Lakes, he played several times, always with a big smile. Raymond also enjoyed quilting even at the age of 81.
In 1956, Raymond began research in family history and was very passionate about his pursuit in Genealogy. He was a member of the Mayflower Society where he had documented the family descendants from 102 passengers who arrived in America on the Mayflower in 1620. Raymond was also involved with the Preservation of the history of Hacker’s Creek Pioneer Descendants for twenty-five years and was awarded the John Hacker Citizenship Award in 1982.
Raymond worked as a Chef for several local restaurants where he loved to cook and bake. One of his favorite foods was ham and bean with cornbread. He retired from G C Murphy after twenty-five years of employment.
In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by siblings, Calma, Wilma Faye, Wingrove, and Meredith.
Survivors include his daughter, Verna (Tim) Morning; 3 grandsons; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters-in- law, Marcella (Meredith) Wolfe and Yvonne “Bonnie” (Wingrove) Wolfe; several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather on Wednesday, May 15 at 12 noon in the Good Shepherd Chapel at Oaklawn, where the funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals, Carmel-Westfield.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Meadow Lakes for their devoted care to Raymond.