James “Jimmy” R. Ray, 94, of Cleveland, passed absent on Sunday, February 7, 2021, in a regional health care facility.
He was a member of Eastside Church of Christ. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII and the Korean War, earning quite a few decorations and the rank of Sergeant. Throughout his tour in the Korean War, he was honored to escort 26 soldiers household to their family members to be buried in the course of the nation.
He owned Miller Serious Estate & Appraisal Organization for about 40 a long time. He started out promoting authentic estate component time for Mr. Bill Miller while he worked at the Tennessee Section of Employment Security as the Veteran’s representative for this space. Immediately after 17 many years, he retired from the condition and turned partners with Mr. Miller and proprietor after Mr. Miller’s retirement.
He loved to back garden in his yard and are inclined to his sport chickens, a lifelong interest he and his father shared. Nonetheless, what he loved most was talking with pals. If he could obtain anyone to talk to, he was satisfied. He contributed his success in daily life to the range of excellent mates he experienced built.
He was preceded in loss of life by his spouse of 60 a long time, Hildred L. Ray mom and dad, Floyd and Gypsy Ray and infant sister, Betty Jo Ray.
He is survived by his daughter, Natalie Wilkinson (Steve) of Kennewick, WA son, Robby Ray (Lisa) and grandson, Jamie Ray all of Cleveland.
A graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Minister Jeff Archey and Minister Monthly bill Maynard officiating. The assistance will conclude with army honors.
We invite you to mail a information of condolence and watch the Ray loved ones guestbook at www.fikefh.com
The household would like to specifically thank the nurses and CNA’s of Hall 100 together with the entire staff of Signature Health care of Cleveland for the remarkable treatment that they gave “Ray” the final 19 months of his existence. You will generally be remembered with gratitude.
Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Household is in charge of the preparations.