Donald Ray, the son of the late James Henry and Violet Cook Ray, was born in Manila, Ark., on April 29, 1941, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, July 31, 2005, at the age of 64.
Mr. Ray had lived in Cape Girardeau for 30 years and had resided in Dexter the past 17 months. He was retired from Sam's Club #6479 in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Cape Girardeau and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
On Sept. 14, 1962, he was married to Dorthey JoAnn Baker at Poplar Bluff.
Surviving are his wife, JoAnn Ray of Dexter; one son, Kenneth Ray of Dexter; three daughters, Teresa Cook, Malinda Hill and Donni Clubb, all of Cape Girardeau; six grandchildren; two brothers, Roger Ray of Dexter, Glenn Billings of McRae, Ark.; and three sisters, Geneva Seeds of Oxford, Mich., Brenda Presson of Rector, Ark., and Dean Anderson of Black Oak, Ark.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by the Cape Girardeau Lodge.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Pastor Cletus Patterson officiating.
Interment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.