Ray O Chatterton, 68, of Knoxville, IL passed away at 9:15 pm on Sunday, April 25, 2021\r\nat OSF St Joseph Hospital in Bloomington, IL.\r\n\r\nHe was born on August 6, 1952 in Avon, IL. A son of Sheldon (Bun) and Elsie (Hammond) Chatterton. \r\nHe was born and raised in Ellisville and Fairview, IL. He married Carrie L Wilson on June 4, 1988 in \r\nKeokuk, IA: she survives.\r\n\r\nAlso surviving are two sons, Damon Chatterton and Drew (Jill) Chatterton both of Virginia. Six grandchildren\r\nand two siblings plus many cousins and friends. Ray's In-Laws- Betty (Chuck) Morris and Brother in Law- Larry (Lisa) Wilson\r\nwith niece and nephew.\r\n\r\nRay was preceded in death by his parents and Father-In-Law, Roger Wilson. Ray joined the Navy, working on submarines 1972-1976, \r\nthen United States Coast Guard 1977-1992. When he retired, Ray taught school at Lombard Jr High, Spoon River Valley and \r\nKnox County Academy.\r\n\r\nHe was a member of Harry W. Philbald American Legion Post 749 Knoxville and NRA. He was a Lifetime member of Amvets Post 8\r\nand DAV. Ray loved playing 40K Warhammer for over 50 years. He was known as Onkel Sven in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism).\r\nRay was a people person who loved to teach and help others. He also loved his rescued therapy cats. Ray was a talented man who sewed,\r\ncooked, played musical instruments, and liked to fish and travel. \r\n\r\nRays Grandmother, Leta Chatterton named him after his Grandfather, Ray Oliver Chatterton.\r\n\r\nRay was an organ donor thru "Gift of Hope" Organ and Tissue Donor Network. Ray was cremated at Calvert and Metzler Funeral Home\r\nin Bloomington, IL. Due to Covid, A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 pm at Harry W Philbald American Legion\r\nPost 749-1381 Henderson Road in Knoxville, IL.\r\n\r\nMemorial contributions can be sent to the family at Calvert and Metzler Funeral Home-1115 E. Washington St, Bloomington, IL 61701 to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through http://www.calvertmemorial.com.