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Obituary for Ray Edward Ocker

Ray Edward Ocker, 80, of Shippensburg, departed this life on the morning of Thursday, February 2, 2023, at his home.

He was born on June 21, 1942, in Newburg, a son of the late Amos and Bertha (Smith) Ocker. Ray married Cynthia L. (Parson) Shope on March 31, 2001, in the Grace United Church of Christ, Shippensburg.

Ray worked at the former Domestic Castings Co., Shippensburg, for forty-seven years, last holding the position of product scheduler. He was also a Pennsylvania State Registrar for many years, retiring from that position in 2018.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, inducted November 14, 1966, and honorably discharged September 19, 1968.

Ray was a member of the Shippensburg Church of the Brethren; Big Spring Lodge #361 F. & A.M., Newville; and a life member of the Durff-Kuhn V.F. W. Post #6168, Shippensburg. In his free time, Ray absolutely loved to be outdoors. He and Cindy enjoyed hiking and spent countless days at Lake Raystown at their campsite; spending time together camping, fishing, and kayaking.

In addition to his wife of twenty two years, Cindy, he is survived by his son, Brian L. Ocker and wife Denay of Carlisle; three grandsons, Cody Ocker and fiancé Kelsie Vioral of Carlisle, Brandon Ocker and wife Ashley of Mechanicsburg, and Evan Ocker and wife Summer of Carlisle; five great grandchildren, Braylon, Madilynn, Emma, Analiya, and Natalie; one brother, Robert Ocker and wife Dolores of Shippensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his first wife Mary B. Ocker, who died on June 26, 2000; and three brothers, Alfred, Kenneth, and Ronald.

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at the Shippensburg Church of the Brethren. Pastor Wayne Hall will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg. Viewing will be Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday morning at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shippensburg Church of the Brethren.