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Bill Ray

February 5, 1939 July 1, 2019
Bill Ray
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Obituary for Bill Ray

William “Bill” Ralph Ray, 80, of Zeigler, passed away 2:35 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2019 at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, IL.

Bill was born February 5, 1939 in Davenport, Iowa to Ralph and Mildred (Harper) Ray.

Survivors are his fiance’, Julie Dixon of Zeigler; daughters, Cindy (Steve) Thompson and Cathy (Mark) Maynard; sons, John (Melcany) Ray and Bill (Michele) Ray; grandchildren: Josh (Jackie) Thompson, Aaron (Wendi) Thompson, Billy (Sagita) Ray, Cory Maynard (Alissa Sachville), Chelsea (Dave) Harms, Shira (Byron) Allego Valenzuela, Sernah Ray and Deonita Ray; three step grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

His extended family in Southern Illinois, John, Stephanie, Jake Natyshok of Herrin, Pam and Troy Rushing of Goreville, Beth, Marshall, Pamela and Zayne Johnson of Christopher.

Bill enjoyed bowling, stock cars, racing, and spending time at Beth’s Café with his friends and at the “Round Table”.

Celebration of Life services will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Beth’s Café, 203 North Main Street, Royalton, IL.

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Celebration of Life Services




1:00 PM 7/9/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 7/9/2019 3:00:00 PM
Beth's Cafe

203 North Main Street
Royalton, IL 62983

Beth's Cafe
203 North Main Street Royalton 62983 IL
United States

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