Arnold R Ray

October 27, 1928February 25, 2018

Arnold R. Ray, 89, of Charleston passed away February 25, 2018 in CAMC Memorial after a short illness. Arnold retired from Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company with 30 years service. He was a proud Union Representative for 18 years. Arnold was born October 27, 1928 to the late Estell and Margie Ray. Also preceded in death by granddaughter, Bridgette Venanzi; daughter-in-law, Candi Ray; brother, Edward Ray; sisters, Mary Ellen Williams and Margaret Jones. Left to cherish his memory are loving wife of 70 years, Frances Finney Ray; children, Beverly Clendenin (Lyle), Rick, Bill (Pam), Nancy Canterbury (Jimmy), Cheri Walker (Mike); grandchildren, Vicki Dye (Kevin), Jill Oliver, Mike Clendenin (Sarah), Richie Ray, Crystal Hale, Jason Canterbury (Jessica); great-grandchildren, Abigail and Lauren Dye, Alex and Mackenzie Hale, Milo Ray, Amelia and Ethan Canterbury, Elijah and Tristan Clendenin; brothers, Ralph Ray (Sylvia), Franklin "Buck" Ray, Billy Ray; sisters, Sue Barrackman, and Linda Ray; and special cousins, Danny and Teddy Ray. Service will be 3pm Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV with Pastor Tom Price officiating. Visitation will begin at 2pm Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent by visiting


  • Visitation Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Lisa McCracken

March 1, 2018

On behalf of the staff, merchants & patrons of Charleston Town Center, please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of our dear friend, Mr. Ray. He was always a friend and a gentleman to each of us, and we enjoyed his fellowship and sense of humor so much. Whenever we saw a small crowd gathered in the mornings around a food court table, we knew he was at the center of that crowd, seated at the table and sharing stories. He was particularly kind to me when my dad passed away, and we often talked about his walking sticks. He was always devoted to his wife and spoke of her often. Thank you for sharing this special man with all of us over the years. We will carry his memory in our hearts. With love, Lisa McCracken, Marketing Director, Charleston Town Center

Forgive me for being able to attend his service today. I am unable to leave work this afternoon, but please know that I am thinking of you all.


February 28, 2018

Bill, Pam, Cheri & Mike--James and I hold you in our thoughts & prayers for peace at this time. Please know we are thinking of you all. We are so sorry to hear the sad news. May you find peace & comfort in the love that you will remember.

James & Charmagne

Cathy Halley

February 28, 2018

Our hearts and thoughts are with you all. May God surround you with his love and grace and ease your grieve until you meet again.
We remember fondly days at Rippling Waters, Lincoln, Stonewall, and just hanging out in the neighborhood.
family of Clarence and Lillian Ray
(Lillian, Terry, Geri, Ann, Cathy, &CR)

Margaret Jarvis

February 27, 2018

Cheri so sorry to hear of your daddy passing away. I know it's hard. I am praying for you and your family.

Tena Wellings

February 26, 2018

May the love of family and friends carry you through this time of sorrow. May God Bless you with many memories. Dan and I send you many hugs and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Much love