OAKLEY M. RAY (Age 86)  
May 5, 1927 - February 21, 2014  

Devoted husband to Yotice (Sally) Ray, they were married for 63 years. He was a father of two, Sue (Ray) Shepard and Mike Ray (Lu Anne Ray). Grandfather of five, Stephen Ray, Michael Dean Shepard, Katherine Ray, Mallory Shepard and Ashley Shepard.
He was a Westminster resident since 2003. Oak holds a BS and MS degrees in Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, followed by a year's graduate study at the University of Chicago. Following service in the Army's Scientific and Professional Corps, he joined the Purdue staff. During 1972-92 he served as President of American Feed Industry Association, the national trade association of the animal feed industry. During parts of that period he also served as Chairman of the Washington Food Group (65 national associations), President of the Agricultural Association Executives Council (31 state, regional and national associations), Chairman of the Feed Industry Political Action Committee, Chairman, Animal Industry Foundation and Treasurer, Committee of 100 of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Other volunteer activities included President of two Arlington civic associations, President of a PTA, Treasurer, Arlington County Extension Board and Trustee of two real estate trusts. At Westminster has served on the Finance Committee, Health Committee, Vice Chairman, Potomac Hospital Fund Drive Committee and Treasurer, Resident's Council.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. A reception will immediately follow at the Westminster Retirement Community.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the at www.alz.org (Oakley M Ray Tribute), or by contacting 703-359-4440. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, VA 22192.

Funeral Home

Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
3200 Golansky Blvd. Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 878-2273

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 26, 2014