Obituaries: Davis Ray Jr.


Davis Ray, Jr.

Davis Ray, Jr., of Opelika was born on December 19, 1943 and passed away at EAMC on March 6, 2019. He was 75 years old.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Dunbar Ray and Davis Ray, Sr., and his brother, Bobby Ray.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy Cook Ray; daughter, Michelle Ray Newman; son, Craig Ray (Tracy); grandchildren, Brandon Ray and Kelton Welborn; and sister, Donna Ray Lindsey (Charlie) of Phenix City, AL.
He retired from Auburn University as supervisor of the Facilities Division. He was also the former Scoutmaster of Troop 353 in Opelika.
His greatest joy in life was his family, especially his two grandsons. He loved to camp and cook his famous Brunswick stew that he shared with many people along the way. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him as he has touched many lives.
The family would like to thank Dr. Hiram Patel, Dr. Ryan, and Dr. Thomas for their excellent care.
Visitation was held Sunday, March 10, 2019 in the Parlor at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.
Funeral service was held in the Chapel at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Billy Short officiated. Interment followed at Garden Hills Cemetery.
Frederick-Dean Funeral Home directed.


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