Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

June 24, 2013

W.C. Ray Jr.

-- — W.C. Ray Jr., 79, of Valdosta died on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born in Valdosta on Dec. 31, 1933 to the late W.C. Sr., and Dessie Jones Ray and has been a lifelong resident of Valdosta. He was a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Navy and served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired truck driver for Tri-State Glass Company. Mr. Ray was an avid hunter and fisherman and he was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include his life companion, Blanch Starling; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Joel Willis; step-children and their spouses, Debbie and George Pringle, Randall and Crystal Dawkins, all of Valdosta, Tony and Perselphia Kussman of Naylor; a step-grandson, Phillip (PJ) Pringle of Valdosta; and a step-granddaughter, Jasmine Dawkins also of Valdosta; eight nephews, David Tattersall, Edward Tattersall, Kevin Tattersall, and Joel Willis, Jr., Marlow Brown, Gregory Brown, Dean Brown and Terry Brown, all of Valdosta; his four legged companion, Buddy. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Brown and Janice Tattersall.

A visitation for Mr. Ray will be held this  evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Per Mr. Ray’s wishes, he will be cremated following the visitation. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home

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