Rocky Layne Ray
  • 34 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 16, 1980
  • Date of passing: Oct 17, 2015
Let the memory of Rocky be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rocky Ray, 34, born on December 16, 1980 and passed away on October 17, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 16th December 2017

"Happy Heavenly Birthday my dear dear son. I missed you so very much. Nothing distresses me more than knowing you will never be any older than 34. Forever 34 is what I have to say. Today would be your birthday and you would be 37. Oh how I wish you were here. We would eat, drink, and have fun. Love you much as ever, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 22nd November 2017

"Hi Rocky, well, it is Thanksgiving Eve again and I am without you. I still miss you as much as ever. I find it hard to cook and enjoy myself without knowing you will be here for dinner tomorrow. I have not been making your favorite green bean casserole because it isn't the same without you here, Faith wants me to make it this time. I told her I would. Funny how I feel guilty making it because you are not here. I often post to your facebook page but not here as much. Seems I am the only one who writes here, but I can get many comments or likes, loves, or sad faces if I post to facebook. I thank Mandi for making this memorial site for me to post to. She cared very much for you. I will be up to the cemetery to see you again after the 1st. Times are so tough right now with Hope's check gone and times are troubled. You don't need to know all of that. Mom will get by as always. I just wish you were here. I guess that isn't going to happen. I love you, Mom."

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 18th October 2017

"Hi Roc. It was 2 years yesterday since you left me. I still have all the same troubles that I have always had. Sheila taking care of Mary down at the jail. Sheila will get out in March and I guess I will be a happy camper, I don't know yet until it happens. I miss you so deeply sometimes I don't know what to think about all of it. I am glad you are not in pain or suffering any more with those old bad habits that grab so many. Your daddy up there with you and Aunt Patty too. I see a lot of your friends have taken the same path as you and I know their parents are suffering the way I do. I am not glad you are gone from me. If I could have held you forever to keep you safe I would have. Mom has to let go sometime and let you be a man. Those choices are very hard when we grow up. I love and miss you so much it hurts. I sometimes can only cry and wish you were here. Love you much, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 14th September 2017

"Hi Rocky, I miss you today as always. I have you decorated for fall and then comes Christmas. If you were here only for a moment I would hug you so tight that they couldn't get you back. I lie in bed at night wondering if you know how much I miss and love you. If you would have confided in Mom she would have sit there with you all night just in case you needed me. I tell everyone now to never get high alone. That was the reason you are gone now is because you chose that devil to do alone. I'm not fussing. We will just learn to make better chooses in the future. Please keep a place in your heart for me. Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 2nd July 2017

"Hi Baby,
I love and miss you so much. We had a lot of fun last 4th of July. I know you enjoyed me and girls coming up and having fireworks with you. I hope to do it again this year. I caught your flowers on fire and only a few of us know that. I know you was rolling in the sky over that one. I can't say how much the pain of missing you is. I know it hurts a lot. I want you here all the time. Miss you bad. Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 21st April 2017

"Your sister sends all her love. In 9 more months she will be out and we will come up and visit all the time. Fresh flowers for my baby all the time. I have made it through another holiday without you my son. I hate this writing shit to you. I want you here. This stuff is making me real sicker by the day. I know you don't want that is why I continue on. I love and miss you so much. You sister has not got to pay her respects to you or to her dad. Jail is a sad place. I wish neither one of you experienced any of this. Not to worry, I know who to be close to and who not to get too close too. Sometimes if you can't beat em, you join em, then beat em. Love, Mom and Sheila"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 17th March 2017

"Hi Roc,
Well, it has been a month ago today since I left a note or candle or flower for you. Today is St. Patrick's Day which never meant that much to us except maybe having a green drink or so. Sometimes we wore a green shirt or socks and such. I can't say that I am ever going to not be sad about this situation that we have gotten ourselves in to. I can't said you did it. If I had only known what you was doing there in the downstairs of my house, I would have been down there sitting with you and I would have caught you when you fell. I will never get over this. It only seems worse each day. Each time I get mad or upset or even just lonely I come up to your grave to visit. I don't really even have to have a reason, I just like to be up there. I will be up again real soon to put your Easter wreath. I love and miss you dearly, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 17th February 2017

"Hi Son,
I miss you so much I mostly don't know what to do with myself. I planted flower bulbs back on October 17, 2016 when I was there to visit you. I was told that they would not bloom this year, but lo and behold I went up there last week and they were all out of the ground everywhere. I went back up today and the Daffodils were standing tall and the ground were down to ground zero. The dear had gnawed them to a nub, so I don't expect any crocus this year. There were some other plants showing above ground and I think they were Tulips. I hope to have your entire grace covered by spring. I love you so much. I found the patch you gave me in my sewing box today. If I find reminders I always cry. I took it out of the box and I am going to sew it on something that I wear a lot. It says Journey and has a Minion on it. I love you. I will always love you is playing Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 26th December 2016

"Another Christmas without you Rocky. I shouldn't have to go through this. I know you made a mistake and it was that you did that shit by yourself. I should have told you to go out and then you would have had someone to call the paramedics for you. I guess God has this plan and it wouldn't have made any difference. I will spend more Christmas's without you and I don't like that at all. I will come some day to be with you but I hope that won't be too soon. The Man with the Plan will let me know. I love and miss you very much, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 17th December 2016

"Dear Rocky, Another Birthday passes and I am without you. I went to your grave yesterday and placed a Christmas Wreath on it for you. You have many friends, but they don't visit like I thought they would. Youngsters these days were not taught much about decorating and visiting the grave. I usually saw that you have a Christmas cake for your Birthday, but now I have to settle for a wreath. I wish you were here to celebrate your Bithday as we always did in the past. Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 26th November 2016

"Dear Son, I have spent another holiday without you. Last Thanksgiving was much of a blur. This one was much more realistic that you are gone. Thanksgiving morning I woke from a dream that I was holding you in my arms and you opened your eyes to look at me and your mouth to speak. I then woke in immediate tears because of the realization that you are gone. Today is Saturday after Thanksgiving and I woke again this morning holding you in my arms once again. I don't know the sign, but I am sure glad to have had you(if only in my dreams) for just a moment longer. I miss you more than anything I know and now Christmas is coming back again without you and I am already sad a month in advance, Last year was a beautiful large full moon. That's about all I can remember about that one. Send me a beautiful sign for Christmas so that I know you are with me. Love and miss you dearly, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 11th November 2016

"My dear son Rocky II. I am leaving this note to you regarding your dad. Today is Veterans' and your dad was a veteran. I will post a picture of him on your facebook for all to see. I hope you and him have found each other in Heaven because things beyond our control prevented you and him from being close as you should have been in life. I love and miss you more than any one could know. Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 2nd November 2016

"Dear dear Rocky. It has been one year ago today that I laid you to rest at Spring Hill Cemetery in Charleston, West Virginia. I guess that was the single most worst thing I have ever done in my lifetime. I have been allowed to grow old at 63 and you my darling only son, I had to lose at an early age of 34. You know I will be up to see you today and to pay my respects to you anew. I love and miss you, Love Mom"

This tribute was added by Kathy Hosseinian on 17th October 2016

"Dear Rocky, my adopted nephew:) I remember you and feel your moms loss. Last night just 2.5 hours before up to the minute of your anniversary I sent her your baby picture, and ask her to not torment herself instead go back with years feel her youth and rock you in her arms:)
What ever I know about you makes my heart feel warm and glad to know you:)
After all in the end we will meet again, and hope for a sweet and warm greeting!
The Spirit never die. Last night after the moment of the anniversary passed I went out to walk with my dog and looked up to the sky and greeted you:) I know you were happy that my heart have such a TRUE love.


This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 17th October 2016

"Today is the day now that you have been gone for 1 whole year. I miss you as much today as ever. I have a lot of bad days and very few happy ones without you here. You are my son and my only son, my baby son. I love you today as much as anything in the world. I will close this tribute with a pic of what I look like on my bad days. Next time, I will try to find you a happy one. Love Always, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 9th October 2016

"I doll. I am thinking about the up and coming October 17, 2016. It will be a year that I have missed you. Sometimes I don't think I can make it without you. All that keeps me going is that I will be with you again some day and I know that to be true. I'm so glad you knew Jesus because he will see that we meet again. I love and miss you much, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 1st August 2016

"A Letter From Heaven

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes, filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn't cry,
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to stay.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you
And each time you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.
When tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your heart."

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 26th May 2016

"I love and miss you Rocky. Why did you have to leave me. I was not ready. Help me to understand. If I was so sure I would see you again, I would be there today. I have no reason to be on earth. I love nd miss you, please help me to understand. I guess my belief is not strong enough or I would be with you right now. I love you"

This tribute was added by Haley Means on 9th May 2016

"Rocky layne Ray the sweetest kind hearted man i truly fell for!! The one true love of my life I honestly never believed in soul mates until I met u! U showed me what true love is really about I mean sure we fought like cats and dogs sometimes but we also had more fun times verses the bad times! And it last message to me on Facebook truly shows how well u found peace within yourself before u passed! I also told me in that message " a 20 year old showed u what true love is about" and u also told me not to let anyone walk all over me because u thought I deserved to be cherished . I will forever remember u as the Big Man doing big things I just was there when u fell off. And I told u if always be there for u no matter what! Omg I remember the time me and u we're arguing and my mom told u to leave the house and u slept under a bridge and little ole stubborn me went straight down there and slept in tent city with u even tho I had a warm bed at home I couldn't let u stay down there by yourself! We truly have been thru ALOT especially in 2015 !! That's the year I will never forget and will forever wish I was stuck in instead I'm forced to live on without my babe!! Love u till the good lord takes my last breath in which is use to say to u one more time that I LOVE YOU.!!!!"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 8th May 2016

"A very lonely Mothers Day without you my son. Sheila still in jail and you gone forever. I am all out of children. I miss you so bad I dont know what I'm doing most of the time. Love and miss you deeply, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 14th April 2016

"Sunday, only 3 days from now, it will be 6 months since you have been gone. I miss you sooo much that some days I can't hardly stand it. I certainly hope it is good for you as I have been taught through the years. "I Will Always Love You.""

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 17th March 2016

"I miss you today as if it was yesterday. The times goes by and I don't feel any better. I feel the same and worse all at the same time. I love you and miss you. When I get there, we have a party, not with drugs, with hugs. Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 27th February 2016

"Hi my son. I could leave a tribute to you every day. That's how great you are. Mom"

This tribute was added by Kathy Hosseinian on 26th February 2016

"My sweet humble and quiet fiend, You were close to my hear because I always felt that you were exceptional in any ways. My soul felt it...
You were so handsome that is sin for an old woman like me to notice...OK keep smiling at me:)
Each time we run into each other made me feel good. You were some who made me feel relaxed. Your calm quiet sweetness....
And as the song says we will always love you! And sure we will meet again!
Your adopted aunt Kathy"

This tribute was added by Pattie Stanley on 26th February 2016

"There will never be another Rocky, Light the candle with love always.t Pattie"

This tribute was added by michelle miller on 23rd February 2016

"Hey there old friend! I wish I would have stayed in contact more often, but I know that you are here with us in spirit. Rest easy my friend."

This tribute was added by Dianne Hoover on 23rd February 2016

"Sometimes I don't think I could go on, then I get comfort from a friend or family. I miss you so much it is not fair. I was supposed to have you for all my life, not all of yours.I love and miss you dearly. I can't go on with this any further today, but you know I will be here again to speak to you. Until I have you in my arms again, I will always love you. Mom"

This tribute was added by Brit Brat on 23rd February 2016

"Rock, you were my favorite cousin. I was an early 6th birthday present for you ;) You were my mom's favorite nephew (and only nephew, haha). Even thousands of miles away, we always stayed in contact. Keep my momma company. I love you Cuzzy. Always. I miss you weirdo. Always..."

This tribute was added by April Smith on 23rd February 2016

"I will always miss u, u where my friend and we are so close. I will always have our memories and know I will always love u and I'll see u again some day. Your friend April"

This tribute was added by amanda pauley on 22nd February 2016

"I will forever remember my friend, my brother, Rocko. At one point we were inseparable. I will cherish.those memories until again love.

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