Ray "PD" Farve was in the 1st Platoon in 1971

Obituary for Raymond Farve
Raymond (Ray) Farve, of Copperas Cove, Texas was born September 1, 1934 in Toledo Ohio to parents Joseph and Stella Farve. He passed away quietly January 26, 2012 at his home in Copperas Cove at the age of 77.

Memorial service with full Military Honors for Retired Sgt 1st Class (Psg) Ray Farve will be Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11 a.m., at the Killeen Church of Christ, 400 North W.S. Young Drive.

He was preceded by death by his parents and his 7 siblings. He is survived by his Beloved wife Karen, his daughters Kimberly (John) Saba and Dawn (Bobb) Milligan, his grandchildren Austin, Krystal, and Zakkary. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and very dear friends.

Ray served his Country with pride in the U.S. Army. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars as a Platoon Sergeant and Tank Commander. He received various medals and commendations for serving his Country, among the awards were ?Bronze Stars? for each war he served in. Upon retiring from the U.S. Army in July 1972, he went into heating and air-conditioning. In 1981 he received an Associate?s degree in Applied Science from Central Texas College in that field. Ray retired from heating and air-conditioning in 1994.

He and Karen were married for 51 ½ years. They were so in ?love? with one another just as they were from the start. They were best friends. Kimberly and Dawn were ?Daddy?s Girls?-they adored and love their father. He was blessed with 3 grandchildren?all of whom love him and enjoyed spending time with him out at the lake or in the comfort of home.

Ray enjoyed cooking, golfing, hunting, camping and gardening. He also was an avid bowler in the early years. Ray would re-unite with his fellow army comrades of the 1950?s the ?Berlin Tankers? at yearly reunions. He loved being around his family and friends. He will be missed.


?Life is too short to be so serious. So smile it doesn?t cost a thing.?



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