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Ray L. Begarly

January 21, 1934 — June 12, 2017

Ray L. Begarly, 83 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on June 12th, 2017 at his residence.

He was born in Orange County, Indiana on January 21st, 1934 to Alonzo and Doris (Rogers) Begarly.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents and (1) brother – Wayne Begarly.  

He retired from Evansville Benjamin Bosses High School where he was a secondary teacher.  Ray taught Radio Broadcasting and Public Speaking for 33 years.

Ray was a graduate of French Lick High School and Indiana State College, and served his country in the United States Army with the Counter Intelligence Corps.

Ray was always interested in music and played the bass drum for ten years. He started playing in 8th grade, continued through high school and college, and later with the Fort Holabird Drum and Bugle Corps in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was stationed.  He was also a soloist with the Indiana State Choir.

Ray attended Moores Ridge United Methodist Church.

Ray is survived by:

(3) Nephews Ron Begarly Bloomington, Indiana
Chris Begarly Mitchell, Indiana
Mark Begarly Zimbabwe, Africa

(3) Nieces Deborah Mehrwin French Lick, Indiana
Jackie Thompson Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Pamela Dalton Bedford, Indiana

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel in French Lick, Indiana. Interment followed in the Moores Ridge Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.

Visitation will Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the FL/WB Museum, 469 S Maple St #103, French Lick, IN 47432

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –
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