Charles “Buzz” Ray, 65, of Scipio passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at home, peacefully.
Born Aug. 8, 1951, in Seymour, he was the son of the Charles B. and Maxine B. Durham Ray, both of whom preceded him in death.
After graduating from Jennings County High School, Buzz got the best birthday present he could receive on Aug. 8, 1970, when he married his wife of 46 years, Joyce Ann Caudill.
He attended Easyville Pentecostal Church and was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Jefferson County Conservation Club. Buzz enjoyed watching NASCAR, sitting on the back porch and being in the woods. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren.
Buzz liked to work and provide for his family. He retired after 32 years with Cummins Engine Co. After he retired, he could not just quit, so he worked for Ebbing Auto, Erler Industry and Baurle Construction. He always believed in giving an honest day work for those he worked for.
Besides his wife, Buzz will be greatly missed by other survivors including his daughters, Eugenia “Gina” (Anthony) Maberry and Holly (Brian) Boldery; grandchildren, Brett and Kylie Barger, Briar and Kennedy Boldery, and Conner Maberry; three great-grandchildren: Rylee Short, Benjamin Barger and Rugar Craig; a brother: Jon S. Ray; a sister, Rhonda Kay (Steve) Ray-Scott; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Milton Ray, and two sisters, Sharon Strong and Candy Sowder.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, with Sister Jean Pogue officiating.
Friends and family may gather from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Voss and Sons Funeral and Cremation Services
Memorials may be given to the Leukemia Foundation.