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G. Ray Windell

February 18, 1956 ~ April 4, 2018 (age 62)

Glen Ray Windell was born on February 18, 1956 in New Albany, Indiana to Floyd H. and Wanda J. Windell.  He has one sister, Regina Gibson.  His father, Floyd, was a 50-year member of DePauw Lodge #338 in New Albany.

Ray has lived in the southern Indiana area for most of his life, except for a brief time in Tucson, Arizona.

In 1975, he graduated from New Albany High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and played football and baseball for his high school.  He also graduated from Prosser School of Technology the same year with an Associate’s Degree in Electronics.

Ray was married to Carol Lynn Deutsch on April 12, 2003. They have three children, Brian, Matt and Rebecca, and three grandchildren, Kassidy, Bryce and Jaxson.

He recently retired from South Central AV where he worked as a service technician and manager for 35 years.  Ray is now working a part time job.

Ray was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on October 24, 2006 in DePauw Lodge #338.  He served a Worshipful Master in New Albany Lodge #39 in 2011 and DePauw Lodge #338 in 2013.  He also served as High Priest in New Albany Chapter #17 Royal Arch Masons in 2011, Illustrious Master in Indiana Council #1 in 2009, Eminent Commander New Albany Commandery #5 in 2013, Sovereign Master in Constitutional Elm Council 471 AMD.

He is serving as Governor of Corydon York Rite College #207, Director General of Yeoman of York New Albany Preceptory #7, Herald of Robert A. Woods Priory No. 62 KYCH, and is a member of Indiana Council #15 Knight Masons and St. Cyril Conclave Red Cross of Constantine.  Ray is also a member of George Rodgers Clark Valley, Scottish Rite.

Ray has received the Grand Masters Award with High Distinction while serving as Worshipful Master in New Albany #39 and DePauw #338.  He has received his Knight York Cross of Honor from Robert A. Woods Priory #62.

Ray has advanced through the line of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Indiana starting his service as the Grand Master of the 1st Veil and completing his term in office as the Most Excellent Grand High Priest 2017-2018.

Visitation will be 2 - 8 pm Monday, April 9th and 9 - 10 am Tuesday, April 10th at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes. Funeral: 10 am Tuesday at the Oak Street Chapel. Entombment: Graceland Memorial Park. Expressions: Indiana Masonic Home.

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