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Raymond Leo Foye

Raymond Leo Foye

May 19, 1961- November 15, 2023


Raymond Leo Foye, of Mena, Arkansas, was born May 19, 1961, to Raymond and Millie Foye in Columbus, Ohio.

He was predeceased by his parents; his sister Kathy Foye of Lafferty, Virginia; his former wife Barbara Logan of Alabama.

He is survived by his sister Mary Foye Ricketts of California and his brother George Foye of California.

Ray attended elementary and junior high in Denbigh Neighborhood of Newport News, Virginia. He graduated high school and completed HVAC certification in San Jose, California. He owned and operated his own commercial ice machine repair business. He was fondly known as “the ice man” as stated on his business cards. He contracted with the City of McKinney as an ice machine specialist and serviced businesses in the Historical District of McKinney, Texas, where he lived and worked from the 80’s through 2020. Ray was a hard worker, honest, and trustworthy. He was also an avid reader and took a personal interest in his community. He journaled and was often a guest columnist for the Editorial page of the McKinney Courier Gazette.

In 2020, Ray retired for health reasons and moved to the natural state of Arkansas known for its natural beauty. Ray moved to Mena to be close to his creator. He loved the solitude of his home in Mena. Ray loved nature and wildlife. He enjoyed walks along the trails and rivers in the area. Ray favored his cocker spaniel dogs he had as pets for many years. He also was tender hearted, adopting and feeding the neighborhood feral cats. He was also kind and tender towards those he loved. Ray will be greatly missed by his friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of the Ouachitas of Mena, Arkansas, in his honor.

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