Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Thursday, April 19, at Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 20, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Royce Boling officiating.
Burial will follow in the Cardwell Cemetery at Cardwell, Mo.
Ray, son of the late Vernon and Mable Crews was born March 4, 1939, in Holland, Mo. He was a member of Browns Chapel Baptist Church in Paragould.
Mr. Crews proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps. After discharge from the military, he spent a career working for the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a construction inspector in the Caruthersville, Mo., Area Office of the Memphis District.
During his life Mr. Crews was an avid outdoorsman who loved to spend time hunting and fishing with friends and family. He also loved to travel and spent many days exploring the country and meeting new people.
Mr. Crews is survived by his wife, Judith Bishop Crews, of Paragould; one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Carla Powell Crews and two grandsons, Ed and Blake Crews, all of Salem, Ark. Other survivors include one brother, Ronnie Crews, of Benton, Ark.; three sisters, Linda Crews Cecil, of Steele, Mo., and Doris Crews Wimberly and Mary Crews, both of Memphis, Tenn., and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Crews was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Adron Crews, David Dee Crews, and Wayne Crews.
Mr. Crews had a deep love for his family and extended family. He will be missed by many and leaves a legacy of love as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, in-law, and friend. He will be most remembered as a faithful man of God.
Online condolences may be made at www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.