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Clooney, Raymond,

69, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Ray was born June 21, 1948 in Maysville, Kentucky. He was class president of Maysville St. Patrick High School, class of 1966. Ray was a National Merit Finalist, earning scholarships to several schools across the country. He volunteered and served his country as an infantryman in the United States Army, First Air Cavalry Division (2/8), Vietnam (1969-70). He was awarded the Bronze Star for combat operations in Tay Ninh Province, Republic of South Vietnam. He received his B.A from the University of Kentucky, 1972; and his J.D. from the University of Louisville, 1975. His career and passion as an attorney was serving the indigent through the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office. Ray was a vigorous courtroom advocate for his clients, winning several "Walker Awards" for defense verdicts he achieved in jury trials.

Ray is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Suzanne; son, Andrew Clooney (Christel); daughter, Kelly Clooney; grandchildren, Shea Clooney, Luke Clooney, Tyler Bieckert, Trevor Bieckert, and Kaden Bieckert.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew W. Clooney; mother, Nancy Stewart; sister, Carol Jones; and grandson, Zach Clooney.

Memorial visitations will held on Monday, July 24th from 4 - 8 p.m. at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. Louisville, KY 40205 and Tuesday, July 25th from 2 - 6 p.m. at Brell & Son Funeral Home, 620 E. 2nd St. Maysville, KY 41056.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Published in The Courier-Journal on July 22, 2017
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