OWENSBORO, KY - Stephen M. (Steve) Ray, 60, of Maceo, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012 at his home with his family around him.
He was born on May 30, 1951 in Daviess Co., KY to the late McAdoo and Margaret Hazelwood Ray. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Viet Nam War and received the National Defense Service Medal. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a member of the Older Bikers Riding Club. He also enjoyed drawing, playing Texas Holdem, watching cartoons especially the classic Disney cartoons, and drinking coffee and visiting with friends at Hillbilly’s. Steve loved all animals and his years of umpiring and coaching softball and soccer especially when his daughters were playing.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Shadrick on October 31, 1983.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Karen Ray, daughters, Stephanie Dunn and husband Jared of Owensboro and Angela Ray of Maceo, three sisters, Darlene Johnson of Calhoun, Sandy Brown of Owensboro, and Judy Hilliard of Livermore, two brothers, Mike Ray and wife Donna and Oba Hayward Ray, all of Owensboro, and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a time of sharing of memories and special times of Steve by family and friends at 7:00 P.M. Monday evening at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be from 1:00-8:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 1809 Grimes Ave., Owensboro, KY 42303 or to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301. Online condolences may be placed at www.glennfuneralhome.com.
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