Raymond “Ray” Irvin Revels was born on January 8, 1944, in Giatto, West Virginia and was called home to be with the Lord on August 31, 2021. He was the third of seven children born to Dallas Albert and Louise Revels née White. He leaves behind a legacy of enduring love and fortitude. He was an excellent provider, an encourager, a man of great vision and wisdom who was known for his sense of humor and artistic storytelling. Ray loved to talk about the Bible and recently rededicated his life to the Lord. He was always willing to lend a hand. He took pride in his family and his long career as a truck driver.
His family relocated to Columbus, Ohio, where he graduated from Central High School in 1962. He joined the Air Force in 1965 where he was honorably discharged in 1968 after serving as a Jet Engine Maintenance and Technical Instructor for the C-141 at McChord AFB in Washington state.
Upon completion of his active duty service, he returned to Columbus, Ohio where he began his 35 year career as an owner, operator and driver with Allied Van Lines and Schneider National delivering coast to coast.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Aleva J. Revels and Robert D. Revels, his son Melchizedek R. Revels, daughter Artista L. Revels, grandson Dallas K. Revels, and his former wife Ruth Miller and Lindell Revels. Left behind to mourn are his children Ardella Wiley, Tia Revels, LeCreasha Randall, Cinnamon Miller, Barlin Revels (Aleasia), and Raymond Revels (Arnesha) II; his siblings Judith Perkins, David Revels Sr., Dallas “Buggy” Revels, and Cheryl Revels-Freeman; nieces and nephews Deborah Kutasy (William), Schanon Perkins, David Revels Jr, Angela Fowler, Tina Dudley, Shari Lyn Revels, Judith Harris, Charlene Dawson, Teena Ojo, Robert Revels, Amorita Revels-Law, Eric Revels, Dana Revels, Nicholle Jones, Matthew Baker, and Renee Baker.
He is also survived by his significant other Ruth Moore, and former spouse Barbara Revels [William Fowler, Brenda Fowler, Julia Thornton, Cordelia Ward, Samuel Ward Jr. , Oscar Ward], Rhonda Bolin [James Salvato, Vanessa McKeown], and Laura Revels. He also leaves a host of other family and friends to mourn his passing.
Born of Lindell Revels:
Ardella Wiley- Erica Brooks [Zy’Haire Brooks-Jones and Ereiona Craig], Quirshana Brooks [Kristopher Parks], Whitney Brooks [Ava Robinson, Avi Robinson, and Alia Robinson], Isiah Brooks, Tawuan Wiley [Xavion Wiley], Ebony Brooks [Kahlil Busby], and Mya Martin.
Tia Revels- Kimberly Low (Steven) [Zachary Low, Jonah Low, and Joy Low] and Vandaya Hall.
Barlin Revels (Aleasia)- Kensel Morgan and Phoenix Revels.
Born of Laura Revels:
LeCreasha Randall- Jre’Shawn McGee (Erin) and LaVendar McGee.
Born of Ruth Miller:
Cinnamon Miller-Cox- Mariah Cox [Amiyah Cox], Aaron Chapman, Kylie Chapman, and Ethan Chapman.
Born of Ruth Moore:
Raymond Revels (Arnesha) II - Aukievah Revels, Airian Revels and Amaris Revels.
Home-going Celebration 11AM Monday, September 20, 2021 in the Chapel of SMOOT FUNERAL SERVICES, 4019 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Family will receive friends 10AM until time of service. Interment, Eastlawn Cemetery, 1340 Woodland Ave., Columbus, Ohio. ML Smoot, Director, 614-444-1463. MASKS ARE REQUIRED
Smoot Funeral Services is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Home-Going Celebration of Raymond Revels
Time: Sep 20, 2021 09:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 835 3132 5131
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