Clarence Raymond (Ray) Hare, 81, a former Farmers Home Administration official in Washington and Maryland, died Thursday at Peninsula General Hospital in Sallsbury, Md. He was injured Tuesday when his car hit a tree while he was leaving the driveway of his home in Delmar.
Mr. Hare joined the FHA, which is part of the U.S. Agriculture Department, as a supervisor in Wicomico Country, Md. in 1934, and remained in that postion until 1959.
He then was Maryland and Delaware state director of FHA, with headquatters in Baltimore for three years until coming to Washington as assistant to the FHA administrator.
At his retirement in 1963, he was FHA representative working with the U.S. State Department on Maryland's Estern Shore.
Mr. Hare was born in Carroll Country Md. He had lived in Delmar since 1916. During World War I, he served with the Army Medical Corps.
He was a past president of the Salisbury Lions Club, past exalted ruler of the Salisbury lodge of the Elks and also state president and district deputy grand exalted ruler of the Elks.
He helped organize and was a former president of the Wicomico Country United Fund, a charter member and former chairman of the advisory board of the Salisbury Salvation Army, and was an organizer of the Salisbury Boys Band and Wicomico Country Children's Home.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Middleton, of the home, and a sister Edith Daughtery, of Baltimore.