PARKMAN- Raymond "Ray" Sears, 86, died October 12, 2012, at his home in Parkman. He was born July 10, 1926, in Reading, MA, the son of John and Ada (Gabry) Sears.\n\nHe served in the US Army in WWII and the Korean Conflict.\n\nHe was a "jack of all trades". He worked as a care taker at a boys camp in Naples, and also for several property owners, including overseer of the sheep herd at the Piel Farm in Abbot. Ray was probably best known as the "Lawn Mower Man". \n\nHe was a charter member of the Big Pine Gun Club and served as president for many years.\n\nHe was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Eleanor "Ellie" Sears.\n\nHe is survived by a daughter, Lynda Sears and close friend, Rhonda Merrill of Concord, CA; a sister, Thelma Garstang and her husband, Dick of NH; a sister-in-law, Betty Tower of Sangerville; and several nieces and nephews.\n\nNo public services are planned at this time.\n\nArrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford.