Raymond D. Jopling, 77, of Dupont passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. He was born in Avoca, February 22, 1943 and was the son of the late Charles and Stella (Collins) Jopling.
Ray was a member of Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church, Dupont. He attended Avoca High School. Ray was employed by Kerr-McGee Inc., Avoca until the time of its closing and retired from Diamond Manufacturing Co., West Wyoming. After retirement, he ran a successful self-employed grass cutting business.
Quite simply, most would agree that Ray was one of the nicest souls on the planet. He was happy, humble and one of the hardest working men in our area. He was very dedicated to his work and to all of his commitments as a handyman. His willingness to help others was one of the hallmarks of his life. Ray often spoke about his father, whom he referred to as "Big Jop." Big Jop instilled a strong work ethic in Ray that was recognized and felt by everyone who knew him. Ray will be missed by everyone who had the blessing of knowing him, and most profoundly missed by his wife, children, and grandchildren who loved him so much.
Ray is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce (Lacomis) Jopling and his sons Raymond and his fiancé
Raynee Roxby, of Jenkins Twp. and Thomas and his wife Carly, of Florida. Also surviving are his grandchildren Brandon, Aidan, Leia, and Kaitlyn Jopling and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, his is preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.
A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Kiesinger Funeral Services outdoor garden area located at 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Fr. Zbigniew Dawid of Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church, Dupont officiating.