H. Ray Rather

October 20, 1942September 10, 2018

Horace Rayford Rather went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 10, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel, Sr., his mother Lillian, brother Samuel, Jr. and his sister Joyce. Horace was known as H. Ray by his friends, his family knew him as Ray, Dad, Poppy, and Grandpa. Ray left behind his wife of 53 wonderful years, Patricia, two sons Desmond Rather and wife Karla, Thomas Rather and wife Tammy, five grandchildren Remington, Ashley, and TJ and wife Brook, Kevin, and Saul as well as three great grandchildren Ainsleigh, Chloe, and Angelena. Also former daughter-in-law Shari. Ray served in the US Army and was also a three time pass master of the Masonic Lodge in Dallas, Texas. The services are set for Thursday, September 13 at 10am at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church at 3967 Old 105 W with a viewing one hour prior. Ray will be laid to rest at Copeland Chapel Cemetery and will be missed by all. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the Rather family by signing the guest book.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 13, 2018

H. Ray Rather

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Darlene Randolph

September 13, 2018

My uncle ray was a very loved man my uncle ray was always there for me and my family. I will miss my uncle ray very much know he with his mother and father and brother and sister