- 81 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 15, 1932
- Date of passing: Feb 24, 2014
|Let the memory of Willis be with us forever|
Willis J. Ray, 81, a longtime resident of Durham passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at his home.
A native of Wake County the son of the late Joseph Carlton and Katie Rigsbee Ray. He was a member of New Light Baptist Church and retired from American Tobacco Company.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 27th, 2014 in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor, North Carolina.
Surviving are his wife Bobbie Estes Ray of sixty-three years of the home, one daughter Kelley Ray Russell (Ronald) of Rougemont, three sons; Dennis Ray (Brenda), Ricky Ray (Debbie) and Randy Ray (Tammy) all of Durham, two sisters; Beatrice Riggsbee and Martha Rigsbee both of Durham, a brother, Joe Ray of Durham, three granddaughters, three grandsons, one great- granddaughter and two great-grandsons.
Flowers are accepted.
Visitation will be held Wednesday Evening, February 26, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times the home.
"So sad to hear about the passing of Uncle Willis. I will forever hold fond memories and smiles when I think of him. Wish I could have been there at the funeral to support you you all but know I am praying for you all."
""Our thoughts go out with prayers to The Ray Family, especially to his son and daughter-in law. We love you Randy and Tammy.
"From the Willett family, Todd, Kimmie & Cody""
"Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go to the Willis J. Ray Family, especially to his daughter Kelly and his Grandson Eric.
MILLARD AND MARTY THACKER
2002 Ruritan National President"
"From the Reed family, we are praying for yall."
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