Raymond Lee Briney, of Warsaw, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in his home on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at the age of 79.
Known to most as Ray, he was born in Berrien Springs, Michigan on August 9, 1943, the son of Cecil and Priscilla Briney (Parman). He graduated from Kewana High School. After high school, he worked as a binder operator for RR Donnelley for over 40 years until his retirement in 2005. On July 4, 1991, he was united in marriage in Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Karen Gelbaugh. The two have shared thirty-one years together.
Ray had a passion for cars that started at a young age, both classic cars and model cars. He attended the Auburn Classic Car auction every year and loved going to the drag races. He also loved to attend car shows and watch Nascar. Ray was constantly on the go, enjoying both the Blueberry Festival and The Covered Bridge festival. His favorite festival was the James Dean Festival. When not at a car show or festival, the best time spent was with his family. He enjoyed sharing stories and treasuring the memories with them. His family will keep sharing the memories of Ray and keep his spirit shining in their daily lives.
Along with his wife Karen who resides in Warsaw, he is further survived by his children, Troy Briney, Rhonda (John) White, and Tracy Potts; grandchildren, John (Megan) White, Daniel (Mercedes) White, Andrew (Dana) White, Jamin White, Jaden White, Megan Groves, Morgan Groves, Keegan Curtis, Ted (Breanna) Hight, and Dan (Delaney) Nolan; great grandchildren, Sunny, Nathan, Samuel, Alice, Shane, Aurora, Iris, Jeffery, and Lorelai; and siblings, John (Jackie) Briney, Jim (Kathy) Briney, Dave (Celinda) Briney, Roy Briney, Ruth Ann (Jack) Nicholson, Bill (Joann) Bowerman, and Dave (Leslie) Oaks. He is further survived by many extended family members and friends. He is preceded in passing by his parents and first wife, Sandra D. Briney.
Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services is entrusted with the care of Ray. Friends may join his family at Titus, 2000 Sheridan Street Warsaw, IN, on Monday, December 26, 2022, from 2:00pm until 4:00pm and then 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Those who wish to make a donation in honor of Ray, memorial gifts are appreciated to the American Lung Association or Promedica Hospice. To leave a condolence or send flowers, please visit www.TitusFuneralHome.com