Edward Eugene Ray
October 4, 1938 – July 4, 2019
Edward Eugene Ray, 80, of Springfield, passed away on July 4, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 4, 1938 in Springfield to Edward A. and Evelyn Marie Daley. Edward married Carolyn L. Henecke in Springfield in 1959 and she preceded him in death on June 24, 2012. Mr. Ray is survived by two sons: Edward Ray of Carlinville and Timmothy Ray of Springfield, four foster children: Margaret, Lindsay, Eddie Gene and Linda Louise Ray Cleghorn, eight grandchildren, one sister Patty Ozimok and one brother Louie Ray. He was preceded in death by one daughter Elizabeth, one granddaughter and one brother Ronald Ray. Edward was a US Marine Corp Veteran and a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. He worked as an Iron Worker with Local #46 retiring in 1998. He enjoyed radio controlled planes, helicopters, camping and boating. A memorial service will be held at 12:00pm on Friday July 12, 2019 at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen Street. The family will greet friends from 10:00am until the time of service Friday at Bisch and Son. A celebration of life gathering will immediately follow the memorial service and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.
- Memorial Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
- Memorial Service Friday, July 12, 2019
Edward Eugene Ray
July 8, 2019
Wow, my heart is sad with the passing of my Uncle Ed. I take comfort in knowing he is reunited with his family, parents, wife and daughter and brother. My memories are of a continuous smile, mischievous most of the time, but a wonderful heart. I am sad I did not get a chance to say goodbye. He was there to watch his brother take his last breath I am sorry I was not there for you. I loved the stories telling about the ole days. He was always carrying a cup of coffee and tinkering with something, such as model airplanes a passion all three brothers enjoyed. I recall his time was spent chasing off his oldest son Little Eddie so Bethy, Timmy and I could play without fearing for our lives. He would start a sentence with, "Well let me tell ya how I see it" or "Ya know let me something about that damn bird" (LOL). Until we meet again, I love you and will surely miss you!
Sandy Ray Simon