Joseph Alfred "Joe" Ray, 76, of Seymour, heard the voice of his Lord and Savior calling to him, "Come thou blessed of My Father and inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the beginning" on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at his residence.
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Mr. Ray was born Oct. 22, 1936, in Bedford; he was the son of the late James Floyd and Celia (Devers) Ray.
On June 23, 1956, in Seymour, he married Sally A. Hurd, who survives. Mr. Ray is also survived by his daughter, Lori Leann (David) Miller; and his sons, James Anthony (Joy) Ray and Gregory Lewis (Marianne) Ray; a brother, John A. Ray; and sisters, Ula Gray and Yvonne (Ronald) Jones; six grandchildren, Brooke (Amil) Fields, Brittany (Matt) Olson, Logan Ray, Lacey (Mark) Willis, Dylan Miller and Mackenzie Miller; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ray was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Joseph "Danny Joe" Ray, who passed away Dec. 17, 2006; brothers, Rex Ray and Rea Ellis Ray; and a sister, Eura Minton.
Joe was a member of Trinity Pentecostal Chapel in Seymour. Joe's father was the founding pastor of the Trinity Pentecostal Chapel and Shady Springs Campground, both of which Joe had a lifelong dedication toward.
Joe was a graduate of Seymour High School class of 1954 and went to work at Cummins Inc., from where he retired. Joe and his wife enjoyed spending time together and antiquing. He had a great love for the Lord, family and friends. He enjoyed reading, hunting and fishing.
Funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Larry Dalton and the Rev. Keith Thompson at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Trinity Pentecostal Chapel, 1013 W. Laurel St., Seymour. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery with a Voss dove release.
Family and friends may call at Voss Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials may be written to Trinity Pentecostal Chapel or to Shady Springs Campground through the Voss and Sons Funeral Service.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.
Voss and Sons Funeral Service
316 N. Chestnut Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Published in Tribune from July 8 to July 12, 2013