Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors

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Donald "Fred" Ray

July 31, 1952May 17, 2020

Donald “Fred” Ray passed away on May 17, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on July 31, 1952 in Kingsville, Texas to parents, Donald Wayne Ray and Patsy Darlene Marini Ray.

Fred enjoyed woodworking and watching westerns. He was an electrician for over 20 years with Nacogdoches ISD.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, grandparents and nephew, Lance Knight.

Survivors include: mother, Pat McCallister; father, Donald Ray and wife Celia; wife, Judi Ray; daughters, Jennifer Cranford and husband Casey, Carli Koehne and husband Jeff, Kristen Bishop and husband Jeremy; son, Jason Ray and wife Jennifer; 13 grandchildren; nephews; brothers, Bill, Bobby and Michael; and sisters, Sharon and Cathy.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Donald "Fred" Ray

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Jeannie Summers

May 20, 2020

Fred was the nicest man to work with at school. Numerous times during my many years with district he was called upon to help solve one issue its another. He had a quiet manner about him and just went about his tasks without complaint. He was a problem solver and always was professional in his conversations. My prayers for his family.

Joe Garcia

May 19, 2020

Thank you for being the man you are. Thank you for being a caring Paw-Paw to the girls. The impact you had on my life goes beyond words. God knew what he was doing when he brought you into my life and for that I will always be grateful. I know I have already given you more compliments than you would want to receive.

"O God,I beg two favors from you before I die.
First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may become content without God. And if I am too poor, I may steal, and thus insult God's holy name." Proverbs 30:7-9

You lived your life by the Bible. Your humbleness and calmness is to be admired and I will try to take both with me. My favorite memory and the girls were surprised when I told them that you taught me how to grill 25 years ago!! I know my family is grateful for that!! Don't get mad but now you are "The Legend Fred Ray". 🤷🏻‍♂️

Joe Garcia and Family

The Mason Family The Mason Family

May 19, 2020

Sorry for your loss! May you have comfort and peace during this time of mourning

John 16:22. “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

Renee Moore

May 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.

Holly & Terrence Johnson

May 19, 2020

Carli, Jeff & Family...
We are praying for all of you & we’re here if you need anything at all.
We pray that God brings you comfort & strength during this difficult time.
All our love, Holly & Terrence ♥️


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