Visitation was held Friday, April 26, 2013, at 5 p.m. in the parlor of Collins-Burke Funeral Home in Jasper. Funeral services were held Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel. Burial was in Odom Memorial Cemetery in Parrish. Charles Underwood officiated. Collins-Burke Funeral Home directed.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Dorothy Hartley; grandfather, Edward Chappell; grandmother, Sadie Hartley Stillinger; father-in-law, Kenneth H. Courington; and uncle, Douglas Chappell.
He is survived by his wife, Terri Courington Ray of Parrish; sons, SGT. Brant Keith Ray of El Paso, Texas, Gavin Lane Ray of Cary, N.C., and Jude Douglas Ray of Parrish; daughter, Zoe Lane Ray of Parrish; granddaughter, Collins Reese Caldwell; mom and dad, Bill and Diane Ray of Cary, N.C.; brothers, David Anthony Ray of Cary, N.C. and Wayne Ray (Amy) of Parrish; grandmother, Jewel Chappell of Parrish; mother-in-law, Cam Courington; sisters-in-law, Carla Courington Taylor (Greg) and LeeAnn Courington Riddle (Jason); and nephews, Colton Taylor, Cason Taylor, Cannon Taylor, Cade Riddle, Gage Riddle, Brayden Ray, and Ethan Ray.
Pallbearers were Bill Grooms, Danny Taylor, Joe Wright, Andy Keith, Rowdy Wade, and Adam Mauldin.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571