William Raymond Rayle, 70, of Findlay, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Bridge Hospice Care Center. He was born January 18, 1949 in McComb, Ohio to the late Donald F. and Phyllis I. (Dochterman) Rayle, Sr.

William was a 1968 graduate of Findlay High School and attended Anderson College. He worked for 40 years at the Findlay YMCA.  He enjoyed over 30 years of active leadership and performance at the Fort Findlay Playhouse where he was honored with a lifetime achievement award.  He was known by all to be a gentle, kind and loving soul.

William is survived by his brothers, Terry L. (Mary Ellen) Rayle of Auburn, IN, Daniel J. (Sharon) Rayle of Affton, MO, Thomas P. Rayle of Toledo, OH, his sister, Shirley M. (Larry) Pettengill of Summerfield, FL. and sister-in-law Bonnie Rayle, of Findlay, OH, as well as several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by a brother, Donald F. Rayle, Jr. 

Friends and family may visit from 5 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31st in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions in William’s name may be made to Fort Findlay Playhouse, 300 W. Sandusky St., Findlay, Ohio 45840.

Hufford Funeral Home

5 thoughts on “William R. Rayle

  1. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. This really saddens me. I truly enjoyed working with him at the YMCA!! I will miss you Bill!! Karen Feigert-Brown

  2. Terry and Family,
    Bob and I are on vacation on the outer banks and heard about Bill’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. We all were a family at the Findlay Y so many years ago. Bill was such a big part of that. Such great times helping kids grow strong. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

    Jeanne Rustic

  3. So sorry for the loss of your brother. My prayers and condolences to the family.
    Mitzi (Courtney) Carnicom

  4. Sorry for your family’s loss. Bill and I worked together for many years and became great friends. I loved his kind ways and quick sense of humor.

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