Ray Dalton Campbell, age 86, of Mena, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, February 6, 2017. Ray was born in Garland, Texas on October 30, 1930. He married the love of his life Nancy, on January 15, 1949 in California, where they had two children.
In 1969, Ray and Nancy moved their family to Mena and they owned Ray’s Market at the corner of Hwy 8 West and Reine Street.
A talented carpenter, Ray built and remodeled many fine homes in the area. An avid bowler, he was president of the Rich Mountain Bowling Association for many years. Ray and Nancy were members of the Ouachita Cruizers Car Club. They enjoyed traveling in their 1956 T-Bird, proudly displaying it at car shows.
Ray leaves his memory behind with his loving wife Nancy; his son, Mickey Campbell and wife Jeanne; his daughter, Paula Campbell Leslie and husband Lance; sister, Nancy Cox; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
An ice cream social/gathering has been planned at Re-Pops showroom (formerly The Pine Bowl) 3183 Hwy 71 South in Mena to honor Ray’s life on Sunday, June 4th from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances of Ray, Nancy, and children are invited to attend this celebration honoring Ray’s life with Nancy and family. Come as you are, no fancy dress required. We look forward to seeing you. Ray loved his ICE CREAM!