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Calloway County Clerk Ray Gene Coursey Jr. age 45, of Murray, Ky

MURRAY, Ky. - Calloway County Clerk Ray Gene Coursey Jr. age 45, of Murray, Ky, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital.

Mr. Coursey was born April 4, 1968 in Murray, Ky. He was a 1986 graduate of Calloway Co. High School, and a 1992 graduate of Murray State University with a B.A. in Finances/Investment emphasis. He started in 1983 as a Deputy Clerk in the Calloway Co. Clerk's office; and on Nov. 7, 1995 he was appointed to the Clerks position. Ray was the longest serving Calloway County Clerk. Ray was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ, a Kentucky Colonel, member of the Murray Lions Club, and a member of the County Clerk Association of Kentucky. Ray served as Chairman of the Calloway County Cemetery Board, Clerk of the Calloway Co. Fiscal Court, and served on the committee to build the New Jail in Calloway Co. A Street was named for him, and whenever Ray drove down it he would ask "does anyone know what the name of this street is?"

Survivors include his mother, Cheryl Coursey of Murray, Ky., his father and step mother, Ray Gene Coursey Sr. and wife Debbie, sister, Jenger Coursey DeShields of Murray, Ky., Niece, Ally Faye DeShields and nephew, Bobby Ray DeShields both of Murray, Ky.

Ray was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon and Mary Olga Coursey, and Clifford and Faye Farris.

Funeral Service will be held 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Glendale Road Church of Christ, John Dale and Rev. Elijah Balentine will officiate, and burial will be in the Hicks Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, April 29, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at the Glendale Road Church of Christ.

Expression of sympathy may go to; Ally and Bobby DeShields College Fund % The Murray Bank 700 North 12th Street, Murray, Ky. 42071.

Online condolences can be left at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com

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