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Obituary for Paul Ray

Paul Ray, age 84 of McMinnville, Tennessee passed from this life on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee from an extended illness.

Paul was born Sunday, October 11, 1936 in Manchester, Tennessee, he was the son of the late William Ray and the late Essie Earlene Prater Ray.

He was a US Navy Veteran of Vietnam.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Smartt.

Paul is survived by his:
wife - Edna Christine Metts Ray
sons - Greg Ray and wife Nancy, Timmy Ray, Terry Ray and wife Pam
daughter - Melody Luna
sister - Juanita Cantrell
11 grandchildren
10 great grandchildren
many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brother Calvin Ray and Wayne Ray and a brother-in-law Robert L. Cantrell.

A Graveside service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday at Gardens of Memory Cemetery located at 5201 Manchester Hwy. Smartt, Tennessee 37378 with the Johnny Newby officiating.

The family request everyone at the graveside wear a mask.

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