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Troy Trumman Ray, 71, of Willow, AR, passed away at home on Aug. 8, 2017. Troy was born to Rofford Thomas Ray and Minnie Myrtle Sims Ray on Oct. 26, 1945, in Willow, AR. Troy was a member of Willow Baptist Church. Troy, with his big heart and loving family, will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Troy was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Betty Jo Ray, Josie Smith, Sherman Smith and Elton Ray.
Troy is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nina Rea Stepp Ray of Willow, AR; children, Robin Ray of Crossville, Ruby (Chuck) Quick of Ridgeland, SC, PJim (Amberlee) Ray of Willow, AR, PNut (Melina) Ray of Crossville, Rita (Victor) Williams of Lono, AR, Nathan (Brandi) Ray of Lono, AR, and Nina Ray of Leola, AR; brother, Henry Ray of Malvern, AR; and sister-in-law, Thelma Ray of Midway, AR. He also leaves behind 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The Ray family invites everyone to a potluck dinner at Big Tulip on Oct. 28, 2017, beginning at noon to celebrate Troy's life.
Arrangements were entrusted to Atkinson Funeral Home in Malvern, AR.
Published on August 10, 2017
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