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Johnny Truett Ray

Johnny-Ray-1Johnny Truett Ray, age 88, of Mena, passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 in Mena.

He was born on October 20, 1927 to the late John Martin Ray and William Ellen Jones.  He was happily married to Virginia Henry Ray for 63 years and was a truck driver and handyman by profession.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather and friend.  He will be dearly missed.

Survivors are wife, Virginia Henry Ray of Mena, Arkansas; children, Daniel Wayne Ray and wife Rebecca of Edgewood, New Mexico, Debra Lynette Brister and husband Thomas of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Diana Gwyne Ray of Phoenix, Arizona, Kimberly Eakins-Largent of Phoenix, Arizona, Earnest Leon Ray and wife Gail of Mena, Arkansas, Angela Beth Ray of Mena, Arkansas, Ginger Marie Ray of Phoenix, Arizona, Linda Child of Phoenix, Arizona; brother, James Monroe Ray and wife Jo of Pampa, Texas; sister, Katie Lee Killman of Wellton, Arizona; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ellen Ray and brother, Aaron Riley Ray.

Mr. Ray was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. There will be a Memorial service at Mena Church of God at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Mena Church of God with Brother Mark Lyle officiating.

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