Loya Allen Ray, 80, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Cato, the son of Joe and Parlee (Doty) Ray. On July 7, 1956, in Ridgley, he was united in marriage to Dora Alice Wilson, who survives.
Additional survivors include: three sons, Ricky Ray and his wife, Lanetta, of Aurora, Doyle Ray and his wife, Kathy, of Cassville, and Randy Ray and his wife, Traci, of Augusta, Kan.; one daughter, Debbie Bailey, of Cassville; one brother, Laverne Ray and his wife, Tessie, of Aurora; one sister, Blanche Hadlow and her husband, Gaylord, of Cassville; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Irene Bailie and Lottie Forrest; and three brothers, Nettie, Alvin and Ira Ray.
He received his education at Fairview School, near Shell Knob. During the Korean War, he was in the United States Army, serving from Oct. 2, 1953, until Sept. 30, 1955. For several years, he drove a truck for Cassville MFA.
Funeral services were held Friday in Bridgeway Assembly of God Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Pastor Lonnie Stockton and Pastor Doyle Russell conducted the services. Burial was at King Cemetery, Jenkins.
Contributions may be made to King Cemetery in his memory.
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Shell Knob, Missouri