Ronald F. Ray Sr.

21 mai 194315 juillet 2021

Ronald Freeman Ray Sr., age 78, of Munford, TN passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Ronald was born on May 21, 1943 in Memphis, TN. He was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after more than 30 years. Mr. Ray loved his career on the Mississippi River and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a great story teller, often sharing stories of his youth growing up in Fort Pickering, as well as his experiences in the kitchen. Ronald loved cooking his biscuits and fried apple pies that he gave to family and friends throughout the city of Munford. He will be missed for his generosity and kindness in which so many people benefited.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar F. and Priscilla Ray, one brother, John David Ray, and two grandchildren, Alexander and Zachary Keel. He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Ray, his children, Ronald Freeman Ray Jr (Emily), Karen Dannett Sugg, Jennifer Lyn Keel, one sister, Martha Jane Noe, fourteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 12pm until service time at 2pm on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Parkway Bartlett, TN 3813

The family requests that any memorials be sent in his honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Ray family.


  • Edgar F. and Priscilla Ray, Parents (deceased)
  • John David Ray, Brother (deceased)
  • Alexander and Zachary Keel, Grandchildren (deceased)
  • Rose Marie Ray, Wife
  • Ronald Freeman Ray Jr (Emily), Karen Dannett Sugg, Jennifer Lyn Keel, Children
  • Martha Jane Noe, Sister
  • He also leaves fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren to cherish his memory.
  • DONS

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Family To Receive Friends

    samedi, 24 juillet , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    samedi, 24 juillet , 2021


Ronald F. Ray Sr.


Susan Musgrove

23 juillet , 2021

Ronnie was one of the kindest people I've ever known. I spoke with him about 3 weeks ago and the last words we said were "I love you" just before we ended our call. I will miss his sense of humor, his caring nature, and his gentle spirit. Ronnie was a true friend and he was the best example I know of one who loves unconditionally. I will miss you my friend but I know you are in Heaven and free of any worries or cares. You will always be in my heart. Loads of love and many blessings to your family.


Susan and Monty Musgrove

John Ray

19 juillet , 2021

Rest in peace uncle Ronnie
Always loved you with all my heart!!! I pray for all of the family that God may see you through this sad time. Love you all!!!

Michelle Hoover

17 juillet , 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ronnie was an amazing father and a great person. A lot of my teenage memories include Ronnie, Karen and Ronnie, Jr. Prayers for your family. Heaven has gained another angel. I bet he is telling jokes up there already. Give my baby girl a big hug......