John Henry Ray

Funeral services for John Henry Ray Sr., 85, Baldwin City, will be 1 pm, Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

He died Sunday, January 10, 2016, at his home.

John was born March 25, 1930, in Lawrence, the son of John Sherman and Fleeta Anna Poeverlein Ray.

He worked for many years as a mechanic and auto body repairman.

He married Edna Mae Faler, November 10, 1983, in Green River, Wyoming, She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his children John H. Ray JR, Lonnie E. Ray and wife Sharon, Angela LaCasse and husband Robert, Jerry D. Ray and wife Sabrina; stepchildren, Alvie Tate and wife Anna, Keith Tate and wife Marty, Lawrence Tate and wife Linda, Mike Tate and wife Carolyn, Patty Jorgensen and husband Brad; sisters, Betty Vesco and Fleetta Mae Higgins; grandchildren, John S. Ray, D.J. Ackerman, Tamara L Smith, James S Ray, Dustin Ray, Steven M Ray, Carissa L Ray; eleven stepgrandchildren; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews from both sides of the family.

The family would like to acknowledge Ron Vesco and wife Kathy, John’s Nephew but has been more like a son.

Friends may call from 5-8 pm Tuesday night at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses