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Luther Ray

December 30, 1932 — May 27, 2023

Luther Ray

Luther Ray

1932 - 2023

Luther Ray, age 90 of Chalybeate, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at his residence. The Edmonson County native was born on December 30, 1932 to the late Clyde Noah and Beulah Ellen Renfro Ray. He was married to Charlotte Ray, who survives.

Luther was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War.  He was a former truck driver, factory worker, and was a member of Beaver Dam Chapel United Baptist Church.  For many years, he was known for his handle, “Wishbone” and talked to friends all over the U.S. on his c.b. radio.  Luther was the family mechanic, and could repair anything.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and playing with his dogs.

Besides his wife, Charlotte, he leaves to honor his memory— his children, Sheila Durbin (Dennis) of Sunfish, Annette Ray of Auburn, Allen Vincent (Wendi) of Columbia, Mississippi, Allen Ray (Terri) of Rockfield and Robin Harrison (Shannon) of Cedar Springs; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren that he adored, and his sister-in-law, Janelle Ray of Chalybeate. He was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Anita Ruth Ray and siblings, Clydene Ray, Ruth Hawkins, Carole Sanders, Betty Beckner and Danny Ray.

Interment will be in Hawkins Cemetery with graveside military honors by Nesbit Alexander Memorial Post #6937 VFW. Memorial contributions may be made to Hawkins Cemetery Fund, c/o Timmy Davis, 419 Roy Davis Road, Smiths Grove, KY  42171.

VISITATION

2 - 7 PM, Wednesday, May 31, 2023

9 - 11 AM, Thursday, June 1, 2023

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

FUNERAL SERVICE

11 AM, Thursday, June 1, 2023

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

504 Washington St, Brownsville, KY 42210

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Visitation

Thursday, June 1, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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504 Washington St, Brownsville, KY 42210

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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504 Washington St, Brownsville, KY 42210

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