Raymond A.
Raymond A. "Ray" Feiler, age 79, died at his home in Miramar Beach, Florida on October 31, 2019. Ray was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on November 24, 1939 to Raymond "Tubby" Feiler and Emma (Kosco) Feiler, both deceased. To his surprise he recently discovered he was officially born on November 23rd after seeing his actual birth certificate. His younger sister, Patricia Allen, preceded him in death. He is survived by his former wife, Mary R. Feiler, and their six children, Mary Beth (Andy), Jody Feiler, Matt Feiler (Christie), Becky Feiler-Johannsen (Mike), Annie Mattox (Tony), Tim Feiler (Mary); also his 7 grandchildren, Rianna, Taylor, Jarrett, Jacob, Zoe, Aiden and Lydia; and his 2 great-grandchildren, Harper and Tatum. Ray had requested to be known as "Uncle Ray" to his grandchildren. He felt he was either not old enough or too young at heart to be considered a grandfather.
A 1957 graduate of Schulte High School, Ray went on to graduate in 1961 from Indiana State University, School of Business where he played football. While in Terre Haute, Ray owned the Terre Haute Yellow Cab Company and was the Manager of the Terre Haute Regional Airport. In the early-1980s, Ray moved to Destin, Florida for its beautiful undeveloped white sand beaches. As a Real Estate Broker, Ray sold commercial and residential property in the panhandle for 40 years. He held the GRI designation as a graduate of the Florida Realtor Institute.
While in Destin, Raymond enjoyed the company of his former Terre Haute friends who had moved to the panhandle as well. Most mornings you could find Ray walking to get his daily coffee and news at a nearby friend's home. Ray will be lovingly remembered for his bigger than life personality, his willingness to give advice, his sparkling smile, and his affection for telling stories. Ray was the former Grand Knight and current member of the Knights of Columbus Council 11893 in Destin and is a member of the Resurrection Catholic Church in Miramar Beach.
A Celebration of Life memorial service to be held in Destin is pending.
Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements. You may view obituaries, offer condolences and sign the guest book at www.clary-glenn.com
Published on November 6, 2019


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Lucile (MASKELL)Burger
Nov 09, 2019
My condolences and may you rest in peace.
Bill Denehie
Nov 09, 2019
I have not seen Ray for decades, yet that smile makes it seem like days.
I am so sorry for the family!
Connie Garvin Mahalek
Nov 07, 2019
Oh my gosh where to start I grew up with the feiler are moms and dads were best friends and I wanted to be part of the feiler family so bad I spent most of my time there as a child I remember Ray taking me to Nursery School one morning that is a memory that has stuck with me all of my life for some crazy reason I wanted to be a feiler so bad LOL I loved Ray he always had opinions and was never afraid to speak his mind I loved his energy and I always wanted to be around the adults as a child so I spent as much time in the basement as I could raised to give me quarters to play the slot machine in the basement and I remember going to the cab company and hunky Hall the best times in my life as a... child were spent with the Feilers! I became friends with Ray after many years of not seeing him on Facebook he was always so hip and cool I had no idea he was even 70 years old I was shocked to hear of his death I'm not even sure if shocked is a strong enough word I was devastated Raymond feiler you will be missed you were loved by many even those like me that you didn't even know love you like family you will be missed Godspeed to you ..... God bless your family all the children grandchildren and great-grandchildren nieces and nephews they are all in my thoughts and prayers!Read more
Lorrie Lang
Nov 07, 2019
RIP Ray. He was always the life of any party, and yes, a great story teller. Our love to all the family, especially to Annie, one of my nieces really good friends.
Lorrie (Loretta Taylor) Lang and husband, Roy
Nov 07, 2019
Raymond was from the neighborhood, Hungarian Hall, in the North End of Terre Haute. He was one of the good guys from the neighborhood of ppl of different ethnicity. Representing my family R condolenced in his passing.
Andrew Jackson
Nov 07, 2019
Sorry for your loss. I only met Ray a few times while on vacation in Destin. It was fun to have Ray tell a story or share some advice.
Bruce Pekarski
Nov 07, 2019
Prayers to Ray's family. I always loved seeing him. Have known him for over 25 years. He always had some advice and a joke. He will be missed.
Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
Nov 07, 2019
R.I.P. cousin Ray. You and I had fun while growing up together on North 22nd Street during the 1940s - 1960s. We played sports games in my yard and celebrated activities at the Hungarian Hall. You, your sister Patty and parents Tubby and Emma were my family's neighbors for many years.