Raymond C. Insprucker, also known as “Doc” or “RC”, passed away Monday July 27th, 2015 at the age of 70. Born June 23rd 1945 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Ray was the only child of Martin and Wanda Insprucker. He resided in Seven Mile, Ohio until 1965 when he married Jeanette Lykins. Shortly after, Ray joined the U.S. Army and was approved for Officer’s Candidate School in 1966. While serving his country, he and his wife Jeanette were blessed with the birth of their only child, Linda in 1968. Ray completed his tour of duty in 1969 as a 1st Lieutenant, commanding a basic training unit at Fort Jackson, S. Carolina.
Upon completion of his Army service, Ray attended the University of Cincinnati and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. In 1971, he went to work for Kodak in Rochester, NY as a systems analyst. While in New York, he pursued his life-long dream of learning to fly and accomplished that goal when he obtained his pilot’s license. Ray and his family left New York in 1977 for Louisiana where he began working on the oil rigs as a chemical engineer. Ray returned to school in 1987 where he earned a Master’s Degree in Audiology. He would continue his education, and in 2002, he graduated with highest honors, earning his Doctorate of Audiology Degree.
Ray was married to his second wife, Rosalie Miller, from 1999 through 2007 and ran a successful Audiology practice until his retirement in 2008. It was then that Ray moved to Florida to reunite with his family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. It was during this time that Ray re-established his love of motorcycle riding.
Ray was a man who truly treasured his family and friends, and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his mother, Wanda Insprucker, his daughter, Linda Seltz, son-in-law, Ralph Seltz and his three grandchildren, Katelyn and Kendall Rodriguez and Christian Seltz.
There will be a Memorial Service for Ray on Saturday August 1st at 11:30 a.m. at the Lohman Funeral Home in Daytona Beach with a gathering of friends and family beginning at 10 a.m. Condolences may also be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Ray’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project for the benefit of wounded war veterans. You can make donations on their website at www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Posted on Thu, July 30, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette