James C. Ray, resident of McKinney and formerly of Frost, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at the age of 69 in McKinney. He was born on December 30, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri to James A. Ray and Goldie White Ray. James was self employeed as a auctioneer and operated the auction in Frost.
James was preceded in death by his parents and a son Eric Ray. Survivors include his wife of 41 years Cheryl Ray of McKinney. Children: Mike Ray of St. Louis, Holly Ray of Climax Springs, Missouri, Jeff Ray and wife Donna of DeSota, Missouri, Robin Ray Harris and husband Barry of Independence, Missouri, Kittie Ray Bliss and husband Frank of McKinney, and Mickie Ray Jackson and husband Doug of Frost. Nineteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6 - 8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning, September 20, 2011 at 11am in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Zimmerman of Waxahachie Bible Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Austin Ray, John Ray, Jerod Welch, Chad Page and Jason Leggett. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Franks, Lester Taylor, Hunter Bliss and Doug Fortenberry.