Bill Ray

Obituary of Bill Ray



Bill Wayne Ray, son of Christopher and Zora (Moser) Ray, was born January 23, 1940, in Norton, Kansas, and passed away at the Andbe Home in Norton, on August 15, 2018, at the age of 78.

Bill was one of eight siblings who grew up in the Norton/Almena communities. He attended the Almena grade school and graduated from the Almena Rural High School. On February 27, 1960, Bill married his sweetheart, Loretta Carlton, in Norton. They made their home in Norton where Bill was a lineman for Norton-Decatur Electric Cooperative (Prairieland Electric) for 36 years. He enjoyed fishing and doing yardwork, but his greatest joy in life was his family and spending time with them.

Survivors include: his loving wife, Loretta, of their home in Norton; four children, Mike (Aimee) Ray, Springfield, Virginia; Patty (David) Newell and Doug (Kerri) Ray, all of Norton; Christine (Kendall) Strutt, Belleville, Kansas; three brothers, Jim (Jeanne) Ray, Norton; Rich (Rita) Ray, Almena; Bob Ray; one sister, Delores Smalley, Scottsbluff, Nebraska; seven grandchildren, Michael Newell, Whitney (Dakota) Criqui, Travis and Amanda Ray, Kyle Strutt (Sierra Brown,) and Karlie Strutt; three great-grandchildren, Hadlee and Bennett Criqui and Lucy Strutt; other relatives and many friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Connor Strutt, one brother, Bud Ray, and two sisters, Donna and Nadine.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE AND INURNMENT – Saturday, August 18, 2018—10:30 a.m.

PLACE – Norton Cemetery – Norton, KS

MEMORIAL – Connor's Cuddles


ARRANGEMENTS BY – Enfield Funeral Home – 215 W. Main – Norton, KS

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