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Roy Richard Ray

January 29, 1948 October 20, 2019
Roy Richard Ray
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Obituary for Roy Richard Ray

Roy Richard Ray, a resident of Hot Springs, Arkansas, departed this life on October 20, 2019. He was born January 29, 1948 in Carroll County, AR, the son of Emerson H Ray and Laura Ellen (Smith) Ray.
He is survived by his two sons Christopher Seth Ray Jr. and Jared Sean Ray both of Ocala, Florida; the mother of his children Jean Pycha of Ocala, Florida; three grandchildren Christopher Ray Jr, Raelyn Kelse Ray, and Roy Remington Ray all of Ocala, Florida; one brother Odell Ray and wife Evelyn of Berryville, Arkansas; sister Myra Brock and husband Don of Shell Knob, Missouri; sister Christine Ray of Berryville, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; and two very special friends Marilyn Hobbs and BJ Songer of Hot Springs, Arkansas; along with many other friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Lonnie Joe Ray and one niece Leslie Ray.
Roy graduated from Berryville High School and then entered the horse racing business where he became a jockey and then a trainer. Among other things Roy enjoyed horse racing, the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He was a Christian and loved God. Roy may be gone yet he will not be forgotten, he will live on through our memories and we will continue to celebrate his life.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 25, 2019, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Living Faith Church in Berryville, Arkansas. Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am October 25, 2019 following the visitation, with Bro. Jon Cornell officiating. Interment will follow at High Cemetery in Berryville. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to High Cemetery, c/o Randy Hooten, 1057 CR 422, Berryville, Arkansas, 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com. ©Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2019.


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Visitation

Friday

25

Oct

9:00 AM 10/25/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/25/2019 11:00:00 AM
Living Faith Church

2612 Hwy 221 N
Berryville, AR 72616

Living Faith Church
2612 Hwy 221 N Berryville 72616 AR
United States

Church Service

Friday

25

Oct

11:00 AM 10/25/2019 11:00:00 AM
Living Faith Church

2612 Hwy 221 N
Berryville, AR 72616

Living Faith Church
2612 Hwy 221 N Berryville 72616 AR
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

High Cemetery Final Resting Place

CR 422
Berryville, AR 72616

CR 422 Berryville 72616 AR
United States
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