Ray Leroy Karns, Sr.

| January 23, 2019

Ray Leroy Karns, Sr., 91, of New Concord, Ohio, formerly of Clarion, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Genesis Hospital in Zanesville, Ohio.

He was born on May 10, 1927 in Oil City; son of the late Clyde Arunah William Karns and Gladys Burchfield Canipe.

Ray married Louise Ann Harvey on February 19, 1948, and she preceded him in death.

He was part owner/operator of Harvey Diamond Drilling Co.

Ray was a member of the New Hope Full Gospel Church in Zanesville, Ohio and the First Baptist Church in Clarion.

He is survived by his children, Kathryn Ann Puskar, Alfred John Karns and his husband Stephen Rinck, Ray Leroy Karns, Jr. and his wife Debbie Lynn, Beth Anne Moore and her husband Philip Edward, James Harvey Karns and his wife Joy, David Ross Karns, Debra Ann Spatara and her husband Frank, and Jeffrey Wayne Smith, his grandchildren, Joe, Jeff, Jana, Ray, Jr., Lauren, Cameron, Alexandra, Arin, Philip, Jr., Tori, Liz, Sarah, Noah, Abby, Tommy, Jerod, Jeffrey, and Dylan, and his great grandchildren, Codi, West, Aubrey, Molly, Grant, Jayden, and Hannah.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Deborah Rae Karns, great grandson, Kaiden Edward Moore, his sibilings, Dorothy Mae Forbes, Donald Eugene Karns, Patricia Jean Massicci, James Morrison Karns, Barbara Ann Karns, David William Karns, and John Michael Karn, and a son-in-law, Joseph Nicholas Puskar.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Clarion, where Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. in the Church with Rev. Jason Hunter, pastor presiding.

Interment will be held in the Clarion Cemetery.

The Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.rvburnsfuneralhome.com.


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