Ray, Richard W.
Apr. 7, 1931 - May 4, 2013
Richard W. Ray, 82, of Venice, FL, formerly of Marion, Indiana, died on May 4, 2013. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Fri., at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, FL. Funeral arrangements by: ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc., Harbour Heights.
Richard was born in Marion, and graduated from Marion High School. He was a veteran of US Navy. He graduated with a BS and Doctor of Jurisprudence from the School of Law at Indiana University
. His law office was located in Marion, where he served as a public defender and a Grant County Juvenile Referee, before retiring and moving to Florida in 1997. He was a Life Member of Indiana University Alumni Association, Delta Epsilon Fraternity, and member of Venice American Legion Post 0159 and Moose Lodge. He was a former member of Marion Aero Club and Meshingomesia Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; daughters, Leeann Ray, Karen Ray, and Sydney Ray Brothers; sister, Ramona Gardner; stepchildren, Jerry Hodge, Jackie Ide, Jill Hurley, and Melissa Powell; grandchildren, Quade, Phoebe, Fynley, Tony, Callie, Jerod, Mary, Allison, Sarah, and Daisy; and nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, FL 34293.