Edward L. Ray
December 22, 1951 – March 9, 2019
Edward L. Ray, 67, ARLINGTON passed away on March 9, 2019. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: service will be Saturday, March 16th at Amelia Parc II Retirement Community (Villas by the Lake) at 11:00a.m. MEMORIALS: in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chapel at the Villas, 5301 Collett Little Road, Fort Worth, TX 76119.
In 1970 Edward enlisted in the Air Force and was a Vietnam veteran. After serving 25 years, he retired from the Fort Worth Police Department in 2012. Most anyone who knew him would consider him an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Edward was born on December 22, 1951 in Coshocton, Ohio, to Edward Ray and Marilyn Ray. He was preceded in death by his parents and Darren Ray, his brother.
SURVIVORS: Edward is survived by his wife, Joanne; brothers Stanton (Pam) Tedlie and Kevin (Ruth) Ray; sons, Edward Ray, Jr. and David Ray; stepchildren, Erin (Eric) Fogarty and John McCabe; grandchildren, Marissa Zavala, Angelica Ray, Aislin Fogarty & Michael Fogarty; many friends from Amelia Parc II and Aunt Norma Ross, his second mother.
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
Edward L. Ray
March 14, 2019
Joanne & Family: May God's Grace be sufficient as you process this most difficult time. Reflecting on the wonderful memories you shared will be a positive part of the healing. Please know that I'm here for you! Love and God bless!💕
March 12, 2019
I was a second year Officer with FWPD working East side and assigned to day shift for the first time. I walked into roll call and looked at all these old guys and it was intimidating. It got worse. Ray, Cowboy, Fred Myers, JB McGinty, all played pranks on me and generally had fun with me but it was never really at my expense. Ray would take extra time to talk with me, or check up on me and make sure I was taking it all well. He was a helpful assist on my calls. He didn’t complain and made the job a fun place to be. I’m saddened to hear a good man has passed on. I’m grateful I got to know him.