Ben Roland Ray Jr.
September 10, 1947 – May 15, 2020
Ben Ray, Jr. was born September 10, 1947 and passed away on May 15, 2020. He grew up in Vestavia Hills, AL and attended Berry High School, and then University of Alabama from 1966-1969. During his time at Alabama, he was an active member of the Theta Chi fraternity . He married Millie Stinson Ray in 1973 and lived most of his life in Birmingham, AL. He was proud of his two sons, Ben and Ryan and adored his four grandchildren. He was instrumental in helping his wife start their successful business, Millie Ray’s Rolls, in 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben R. Ray Sr. and Martha Hargove Ray, and spouse, Millie S Ray. He is survived by his sons, Ben (Amy) Ray III, and Ryan (Halle) Ray. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Anslee Ray, Ryan Larkin Ray, Jr., Miller Ray, and Blakely Ray. There will be a visitation at Ridout’s Valley Chapel in Homewood from 10-11am on May 19th, followed by a graveside memorial at 11:30 am at Elmwood Cemetery.
A Graveside Service
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Ben Roland Ray Jr.
Diane Gourley Hall
May 19, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Ben. I too, grew up in Vestavia and went to school with him for many years. He was a very nice person who will be missed by all who knew him.
My condolences sent to all his family and friends .
May 18, 2020
Ben was such a nice person. Last time I saw him, he drove from B'ham to Atlanta for a party of Berry classmates saying goodbye to me, as I was moving to Florida. The entire group enjoyed visiting with him. We kept in touch from time to time, especially while he was moving. He will truly be missed.
May 17, 2020
I am so sad to hear of Ben’s death. We were in high school together and he came to a party at my house in Atlanta in Feb, 2019. It was so nice of him to come and he brought some of Millie’s rolls that he prepared with ham and cheese for our pot luck meal. It was so nice to see him. Our class members always enjoyed getting together. We are losing too many.
My sincere condolences to Ben’s family.
May he Rest In Peace.
Floy Hunt Brandt