William Jefferson ‘Jeff’ Ray, 68, history buff who enjoyed restoring antique cars

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William Jefferson Ray
William Jefferson Ray

William Jefferson ‘Jeff’ Ray, 68, of Rocky Point, died Friday, April 15, 2016, at his residence. Born August 18, 1947, in Decatur County, Ga., he was a son of Mrs. Della Ray and the late Willie Ray.

Jeff was passionate about restoring antique cars. A self-taught prodigy at the process, he was a master in every aspect, especially upholstery. He was also active in the history and genealogy of his family; he initiated the family reunion held annually in September and was quite a Civil War buff. Jeff had a love for life, family and friends and enjoyed good conversation with them.

In addition to his mother, Della Ray, he is survived by his wife, Sue Ray; daughters, Nancy Ray and Marla Bruner (Stephen), and their children, Thomas and Morgan Bruner; stepdaughter, Kim Jones (Cody), and their children, Katie and Cole Jones; brother, Glenn Ray; and numerous extended family members.

Services will be held in Georgia at a later date.

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