Joseph “Carl” Raley, 87, of Valparaiso passed away on October 29, 2018 in Valparaiso, IN. Carl was born October 27, 1931 to the late Paul and Loretta (Garnett) Raley.
Carl was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and enjoyed travel, visiting England, Scotland, and Wales. Carl enjoyed Hawaii and cruising to the Caribbean. He also loved Big Band Music and was a member of Mater Dei’s first class of 1950 where he played the trumpet in the school’s orchestra.
Carl is survived by his sister, Carol Brinkley of San Diego, CA, his In-laws Melrose and Roy Lomax of Elizabethtown, NC, Margaret and Herman Jennette of Swansboro, NC, Luci and James Meachen of Goldsboro, NC, and Patty Raley of Indianapolis, IN, and several nieces and nephews.
Carl is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Susie Raley who passed away March 18, 2002.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 7th from 9 a.m. until service time at 12 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery with a burial to directly follow at Graceland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Benedict Catholic Cathedral.