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Bill Ray

Services were 3 p.m. Saturday at Union City First Baptist Church, with burial following in Eastside Cemetery in Martin. Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden was in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Cecil Sewell officiated. Pallbearers were Ray Burden, Mike Travis, Jim Prather, Tony Robinson, Brent Little and Greg Robinson. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Lofton, Larry Kimbel, Howard Harrison, Jerry Houston, Joe Young, Lanny Callicott and members of the Hope Sunday School Class.
The family requests that memorials be made to Union City First Baptist Church.
He was born Sept. 29, 1943, in Martin, son of the late Harlow Thomas and Nell Ruth “Jacque” (Bowlin) Ray. He was a retired maintenance supervisor who had been employed at the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Union City for 32 years. He was an active member of Union City First Baptist Church and the Hope Sunday School Class and was a member of Union City Masonic Lodge No. 538.
He was also a part-time salesman at Abernathy Harley-Davidson in Union City.
He married the former Sue Freeman April 25, 1999. She survives.
Survivors also include two daughters and sons-in-law, K.K. and Greg Robinson and Leslie and Brent Little, all of Greenfield; his son and daughter-in-law, Darren and Karen Ray of Union City; six grandchildren, and their spouses, Dustin and Brandy Ray of Obion, Katelyn Ray of Union City and Mallory Robinson, Tony Robinson, MaKayla Little and Brenley Little, all of Greenfield; a great-grandchild, Gunner Ray of Obion; and his sister and brother-in-law, Penny Lynn and Jesse Tucker of Melbourne, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Judith (Travis) Ray.

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