KEITH D. RAY(1926 - 2014)

KEITH D. RAY, 87, of Lavalette, died Saturday March 29, 2014, at Grayson Assisted Living. Funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Tuesday April 1, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Susan Leonard-Ray officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Keith was born December 4, 1926, in Lavalette, a son of the late Oren and Gayenelle Dunkle Ray. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in WWII, a member of the Lavalette United Methodist Church, VFW Post 1064, Past Commander of Wayne Blue Lodge #18, American Legion Post 93 of Kenova, BPOE #313, and former Wayne County Sheriff. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Lee Ray; one sister, Linda Jeanette Ray; and one brother, Oren Clyde Ray. Survivors include one daughter, Terry Fink and husband Michael of Lavalette; one son, Keith D. Ray II and wife Susan of Clemson, S.C.; four grandchildren, Julia Moore of Lavalette, Rebecca, Jonathan and Elizabeth Ray, all of Clemson. Family request to give charitable gifts to Hospice of Huntington or a . Friends may call at Chapman's Mortuary after 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday. Online condolences may be sent to

Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Mar. 31, 2014