Thomas Ray

Posted 11/5/20

Thomas Michael Ray, 81, of Paris, passed away at 7:42 a.m. EST Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. He was well-known from his life-long career of more than 45 years at the …

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Thomas Ray

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Thomas Michael Ray, 81, of Paris, passed away at 7:42 a.m. EST Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. He was well-known from his life-long career of more than 45 years at the former Bridwell’s Grocery Store of Paris.

At his request, interment is private in New Providence Cemetery. Templeton Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Mr. Ray was born April 2, 1939, in rural Edgar County, the son of the late Clarence and Lucile Mott Ray. He married Kay Ann Hale May 21, 1962, in Paris, and she survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Sue “Becky” (Rick) Perry of Paris; a brother, James (Carolyn) Ray of Paris; a sister, Nema Rose (Jim) Brown of Terre Haute; two grandchildren, Shellie (Jared) Travis of Teutopolis and T. J. (Brittney) Richey of Effingham; three great-grandchildren, Audrey and Clara Travis and Sebastian Richey; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Maurice “Pete” Ray; and two sisters, Mary Lou Timmons and Joann Lee.

Mr. Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the National Guard, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of Patton United Methodist Church and attended New Providence Presbyterian Church during the last several years of his life. He was an avid fisherman and loved any sport that gave him the chance to be in the woods, especially hunting mushrooms and ginseng in the fall.

Memorial donations may be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.