Funeral is 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Cindy Nichols Chapel, First Baptist Church of Denton with burial in Paradise Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
Pallbearers include Shaun Ray, Shane Ray, Cody Leake, Derek Ray, Kristen Basher, Kyle Ray, Ty Boyer, Carlton Leake, Brandi Ray, Alex Ray, Lauren Boyer and Halle Brecht.
Mr. Ray was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Burleson County to Ollie and Imogene Elizabeth (Griffin) Ray. He attended Decatur Baptist College and Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. Mr. Ray served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
He was a minister for more than 60 years and was formerly the minister at Center Point Baptist Church in Denton. He was also the crossing guard and granddad to many at Ginnings Elementary in Denton for more than 12 years.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ray of Denton; sons Ronald Ray, David L. Ray and wife, Karen, Richard Ray and wife, Rebecca; daughter Pam Leake and husband, Ray, all of Denton and daughter Kim Brecht and husband, Chris, of Krum; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Lola Pevehouse of Rockdale and Marie Curtis of Houston; and his extended family and friends at Denton Rehabilitation & Nursing.
Mr. Ray was preceded in death by his brother, Preston Ray and sister, Fay Key.