He was a member of Union Grove Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Clyde and Helen M. Carver Ray; and sister, Jeanette King.
He is survived by one brother, Donald Ray of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; one sister, Pat Plemons of Soddy Daisy; several nieces and nephews; and special friends: Jimmy and Marlene Long of Madisonville.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Minister Steve Hall officiating.
Interment will follow at Union Grove Church of Christ Cemetery with military honors.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 today at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ray family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.