Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. Howard Thompson and Scott Pierce will officiate.
He was preceded in death by his son, John Samuel Ray; daughter, Mary Susan Ray; parents, James Sullivan Ray and Mary Ellen Wilson-Ray; brother, Jack G. Ray; and sister, Marie Ray Roberts.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Hilda W. Ray; sons, Robert E. Ray Jr. and his wife, Julie, William David Ray and Joseph D. Ray and his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Elena M. Ray; grandchildren, Robert E. Ray III, Ian Ray, Sydney Ray, Anna Grace Ray and Zachary Brouillette; foster daughter, Leana Moncada; brother, Billy D. Ray; sister, Mary Alice Wilson and her husband, Herbert; brothers-in-law, Samuel Wabeke and his wife, Sheri, and James Wabeke and his wife, Sue; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Stob, Catherine Wabeke, Beth Lantinga and her husband, Raymond, and Jacquelyn Smith; and nephews, nieces and cousins.
A special thanks to Southeast Hospice, Richard Wilson and Charemon Holley.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the HOPE Clinic, 1600 5th Ave. South No. 1, Jasper, AL 35501, 205-302-0011.