Raydon Charles Hitchcock, 85, of Carmel, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 24, 2022. He was born in Auburn, New York on August 11, 1936, the son of Henry M. and Maxine Hall Hitchcock.
Ray attended Solvay High School in Solvay, New York and was a 1958 graduate of Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio where he received a B.A. degree in Business Administration.
He met Carole, the love of his life, while attending Muskingum University. They married on October 25, 1958 in Philadelphia, PA (they told the story of how it was longest night of the year because it was the evening the clocks were set back for daylight savings time).
After college, he transitioned to the business world as a Sales Engineer for Crouse Hinds Company in Syracuse, NY. In 1963 he began a 20 year career with Morris Pumps, Inc. in Baldwinsville, NY where he was a Marketing Manager. The next 18 years he spent as a Regional Manager at Hannay Reels. His job had him traveling to many states in the Midwest, so he relocated to Carmel, Indiana in 1985. In 2002, he retired from Hannay to spend more time with his wife and family.
Ray enjoyed golfing, snow skiing with his three children, photography and playing several instruments such as trumpet and banjo. He also enjoyed traveling. His love of travel began early in high school when he became a member of the AFS (American Field Services) and spent a summer in Tübingen, Germany as an exchange student. In January of 2020, at the age of 83, he was fortunate to be able to go to the Holy Land with Colonial Hills Baptist Church. It was the trip of a lifetime.
He was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church and was actively involved with the Senior Saints Ministry. He also enjoyed getting together with the ROMEO Club every Thursday at MCL.
Ray was committed to his Savior as well as being a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Carole McMurray Hitchcock.
Survivors include his son David (Terri) Hitchcock; daughters, Lynda Hitchcock and Susan (Kevin) Kinnius; grandchildren, Stephen (Sabrina) Hitchcock, Thomas Hitchcock, Kaitlin (David) Neel and Kara Kinnius; great-grandsons, Ryley Hitchcock and Landyn Hitchcock.
Family and friends will gather for visitation on Tuesday, March 1st from 4 to 7 pm at Colonial Hills Baptist Church, 8140 Union Chapel Road, Indianapolis. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:30 am in the church.
Burial will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery.
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Colonial Hills Baptist Church
8140 Union Chapel Road, Indianapolis IN 46240