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Raymond B. Salsman

July 8, 1948 October 9, 2018
Raymond B. Salsman
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Raymond "Ray" B. Salsman, 70 of Lexington, KY passed away as a passenger in a car accident on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Ray was born July 8, 1948 in Lebanon,KY to the late Joseph Daniel and Margaret Ann Humkey Salsman.

Ray relished the challenges and excitement of being a Lexington firefighter, retiring after 32 years of service. During 20+ of those years he also worked at Keeneland Racetrack, assisting in the orchestration of horse sales. Ray’s strong work ethic didn’t allow him to ever actually retire, so he started driving full time for Penske trucking.
Ray will be remembered by his voracious penchant for storytelling, and was known for telling and retelling stories, making each version better than the last.
Ray was able to start up conversations with anyone he met and had a wonderful sense of humor..His laugh was infectious and he shared his love freely with his family and friends.

Even after 30 years of firefighting he never lost his empathy. He was a respected and willing mentor to fellow firefighters. He lived a generous life.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his firstborn son, Matthew Beau Salsman.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Grambeau Salsman; sons Isaac (Kristyn) and Casey; sister Nancy (Mike) Mudd; brothers Danny (Marie) and Samuel (Dorothy); grandchildren Lincoln, Bradan and Kinley, along with many loving nieces, nephews and countless cousins.

Services will be held Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm, reception immediately following, at Central Christian Church, 205 E. Short St. Lexington, KY 40507

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lexington Firefighters FOF Benevolent Fund or Central Christian Church, 205 E. Short St. Lexington, KY 40507.

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2:30 PM 10/14/2018 2:30:00 PM - 3:30 PM 10/14/2018 3:30:00 PM
Central Christian Church

205 E. Short St.
Lexington, KY 40507

Central Christian Church
205 E. Short St. Lexington 40507 KY
United States

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