Born Dec. 1, 1918, in Kennett, son of the late David and Anna Gardner Ray, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kennett Masonic Lodge and the American Legion.
On April 28, 1940, he married Billie Jean Harrell, who survives.
Survivors also include one daughter, Myra McComb, of Amelia Island, Fla.; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, David Ray and a sister in infancy.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., today, Thursday, June 12, in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.