Robert Edwin “Bob” Ray, 75, of Martinsville, passed away at 12:27 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at his home.

He was born on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1939, in Franklin, to the late Robert and Nola (Henderson) Ray.

Bob was a microwave technician for Valcom and retired after 25 years. He also had a farm where he raised chickens and turkeys and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors are his wife, Joyce Fay (Davis) Ray, whom he married on June 21, 1961; sons, Robert J. Ray and wife Darlene of Seymour, William G. Ray and wife Tina of Franklin, Donald W. Ray and wife Virginia of Martinsville and John P. Ray and wife Kekeliah of Paragon; a daughter, Renita Russell; a sister, Barbara Keith of Martinsville; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy A. Ray; a sister, Betty Foltz; and grandsons, Joshua R. Ray and William T. Ray.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin with Pastor Jeff Souders officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Costin Funeral Chapel, 539 E. Washington St., Martinsville.

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