• Bateman Carroll Funeral Home
    Gresham, OR
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Spc. Joseph William Ray 1977 - 2013
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Sunday, March 30, 2014
Words can't express how fate works and very often turns things on its head. You deserved a great life on earth instead God took you to Himself and gave you eternity of joy. Rest in peace.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I remember Joey as a kid when he moved to Klamath falls Joey and his whole family was my next door neighbor. It's sad to hear of these situations. God bless you Joey
Monday, March 25, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

Had some fun times, sir.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
lighting a candle for you tonight, I love you bro missing you, lots of great memories. It was so nice to spend the last visit with you having a good time @ el Tapatio we had a valentines dinner and Mom and Jonny got all of us girls a rose and you gave me a big hug, I will really miss my BIG Joe hugs!!! I have been getting lots of hugs from Tom & Jonny, they miss you a lot too. I was hoping to spend some more time with you and the family. You accomplished a lot in a little amount of time in life,plus working for the railroad and as a fine soldier in the military, a true hero. Joe you were always a kind and compassionate person who did so much for others. I am so honored to be your Sister. It is truly a sad and difficult time for all of us.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
We will miss you Uncle Joe. RIP we will all be home with you some day! Love Angeleah and Bubba(Baby David)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
"Little Brother we all met with you and shared how special you are. I will miss you bunchies" I am so proud to be your big sister. Love You.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I love you Joe, I will miss you. I will keep you close in my heart forever.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I miss you, my little brother. You laughed, loved and lived as happily as possible. You will be forever in my heart.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rest in peace Joseph.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The one and only step-son with the grace of God and the love for all mankind. I have always been proud to have been called Mom by him. I wll carry him, in my heart until we meet again. We who love you and know you will miss that contagious Smiles, and you.
Monday, March 11, 2013
You were and are a special man, special son, special brother and a wonderful daddy! You will be missed by all, taken from us way to soon! Any and all that loved you and met you we were all blessed to have known such an awesome person! You will be missed Joey, and I was so blessed to have been your step-sister!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
You were a treasured friend to Doug and I and a beloved Uncle to our children. You left us to soon, but left many memories for us to take with us to treasure. We will love you always and think of you daily.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Joe,
You had a big heart, and will be greatly missed by all of us. I was looking forward to doing more bowling and fishing with you and Gabe. God knows I was going to get you your own Big Bag of peanut M&M's. I feel sad for us, especially Stephanie and Gabe, and your sisters and your mother and Sasha, and so many more that will greatly miss you; but I feel happy for you. You made it to the place where there will be no more sorrows or tears or body aches or pains; and I know there are lots and lots of treasures stored up for you there.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
SPC Ray was an outstanding Soldier! It was an honor to serve with him and his contributions to the Oregon Army National Guard and the 2-162 IN will be missed. His positive personality and exceptional dedication were infectious and had a very positive impact on all that knew him. He was a true American hero and his memory will live on.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
SPC Ray was an outstanding Soldier! It was an honor to serve with him and his contributions to the Oregon Army National Guard and the 2-162 IN will be missed. His positive personality and exceptional dedication were infectious and had a very positive impact on all that knew him. He is a true American hero and his memory will live on.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
I know that there is not a lot of words to make you feel better during this time, but I hope you can find some comfort in the words at Ps.34:15,18
Friday, March 08, 2013
I loved you so much Joe, I will miss you forever. I wanted so badly to be your mother-in-law. I was so glad you and Stephanie were getting married and that you wanted to adopt Gabriel. I felt like you and Angelina were part of our family. I looked forward to you and Stephanie having another child, all though it was always a fun debate what you were going to have(a girl or a boy). I know you looked forward to going back to work for the railroad and took your physical the day before this happened. And, that you were waiting for your V.A. loan papers to come through so you could start house shopping. I know you wanted to go to the coast with Angelina and Steph and Gabe over Angelina's Spring Break and make wedding plans to get married there. Our sweet, sweet man with all the big plans and so much future to look forward to. You will be missed so much! I'm glad I got to talk to you the night before on the phone and laugh and that you said, "Steph, I love your Mom". Joe, I loved you too, so much.
Friday, March 08, 2013
I love you Joe and I will miss your smiling face,I remember taking care of you when you were a baby you were my real live baby doll! I would feed you and change you. One funny memory was when you cut my barbie dolls hair short, I guess you liked short hair at the time!! love you so much, it just does not seem real that you are gone. you did so much for your country Joe I am so proud of you, you saved many lives and kept us safe at home in the USA. You loved learning and spoke several languages, Arabic, Spanglish, Chinese,Uganda and Amba. You loved music and playing your trumpet. When taps are played at your service,I wont be holding back the tears. I know you loved Angelina so much! We will do our best to try and get her for visits and teach her about our family and the values you cherished, honesty,loyalty, the love of Jesus,and most of all a loving giving spirit. Rest in Peace Brother. See you in heaven some day.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Joe's Favorite Quotes
"shoot for the moon cause even if you miss you will be among the stars"

got a new one from my sister...Ha ha Make a plan cause at least we have something to deviate from if needs be..ha ha

My Newest one The Definition of Insanity doing the same thing and Expecting different results.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss..Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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