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“Sorry to learn about Rock. You have our sympathy from former Portland friends - now living at Swiss Village in Berne, IN. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Doug Milligan - B, IN

“Sandy, I am so sorry. I lost my beloved Dec 29. I know the pain you're experiencing. I pray God gives you His peace and understanding. My sincere...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Sheila (Bowen) Aden

“TO Sandy, the kids and all the "turkeys". Rock was a truly great friend and brother in Christ. Our memories of him are lengthy and with last us a...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Mike and Gail Gibson - Tifton, ID

“Rock was a great soul, good father solid just like his name. Condolences from the Paulus family ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Ken Paulus

“Still love you dear Mr. Ralph Ray ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Ines Pavao - Zoetermeer

“Rock was a great man and will be missed. I enjoyed serving with him on a church committee and Bible Study. My sincere sympathy to Sandy and the rest...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Isaac Mensah - Warsaw, IN

“Rock was a man of genuine grace and kindness. What a wonderful example he set for his 6 children, 27 grandchildren (the turkeys), 13 great...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Patti Reedy Parker - Prosperity, SC

“The Carrel Family loved Rock!!! He will be greatly missed greeting us at Sonrise Church!! My prayers and condolences to all the Ray families!! Much...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Gretchen Carrel - Fort Wayne, IN

“To Amy, John, et al.(~ to all who know and Love Him) ♥ Heartfelt Condolences during this difficult time~ saying good-bye to One So Beloved is...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Gary and Dianne ( family) Eager - IN

“Rock has always been dear to our hearts. We were thankful to have him join our family. We send prayers of peace and comfort to all of his family.....Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Anne Haslem - Sanibel, FL

“To the Ray family...your family has been such a pillar in so many lives. I love your family and Rock was always so kind and gentle and I respect him...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Vannessa Clear - New Haven, IN

“Such a lovely tribute to a man much loved by so many.He will be missed but not forgotten. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Susan Bradley - St Augustine, FL

“Such a wonderful man and family. My thoughts and prayers to the whole Ray family. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jon Whiteman - Columbia city, IN

“My thoughts and prayers go to the entire Ray family. He was such a kind man and was glad to know him growing up. He was such a good friend to my...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jon Whiteman - Columbia city, IN


Ralph "Rock" Ray, Jr., 85, passed away Monday,April 23, 2018. Born in Tipton, Indiana, Rock was the son of the late Ralph Sr. and Edna Ray. Rock graduated from Portland High School, and then served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Ball State University and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Rock began his career at General Motors in Muncie,
Indiana. In 2001, he retired from Liberty Homes of Goshen, Indiana, after 33 years. He was a member of Sonrise Church, and was an active participant in the church's long-time support of Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse. Rock enjoyed spending time on the beach (an appreciation he acquired while stationed on Midway Island), summers in Northern Michigan, and traveling with his wife & longtime friends. He had a particular passion and skill for playing practical jokes on his children and grandchildren. Above all else, he loved being with his family. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Sandra Ray of
Fort Wayne; children, David (Sarah) Mahorney of Ulysses, KS, Elizabeth (Jay) Reynolds of Lafayette, Michael (Amy) Ray, Bryan (Kathy) Ray both of Fort Wayne, Becky (Tim) Warton of Broomfield, CO, Amy (Jeff) Hodgson of Syracuse; 27 grandchildren
(aka "Turkeys"); and 11 great-grandchildren. Rock was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Tara, and brothers, John & Richard. A private Graveside
Service will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park, with Rev. Scott Pattison officiating. A celebration of life memorial gathering will be held at a later date, details to be announced. Memorials may be made to the Sonrise Church and Campus Ministry at IPFW.
D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home is handling arrangements.