NWLA Chapter 351

John W. Ray Funeral

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NWLA CHAPTER 351,MOPH WAS HONORED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SERVICES FOR PATRIOT JOHN W. RAY WHO PASSED ON 8 APRIL 2010 AT THE NWLA WAR VETERANS HOME IN BOSSIER CITY, LA.  JOHN WAS BORN 14 JUNE 1925 IN BERNICE, LOUISIANA.  HE SERVED IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC DURING WWII FROM 1943 TO JANUARY 1946, WHERE HE RECEIVED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, THE NATION'S SECOND HIGHEST AWARD. HE WAS ALSO AWARDED THREE BRONZE STARS; BRONZE ARROWHEAD; AND PHILIPPINE LIBERATION RIBBON WITH TWO BRONZE STARS.  HE WAS WOUNDED IN COMBAT AND RECEIVED TWO PURPLE HEART MEDALS.  JOHN WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE, NELL ROSE NELSON RAY, HIS DAUGHTER ROSE N. MURRAY; HIS BROTHER AND THREE SISTERS.  HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS TWO CHILDREN JOHN L. RAY SR. AND WIFE CINDY RAY OF BETHANY, LA,K DAUGHTER SHEILA S. HARRISON AND HUSBAND DERRY HARRISON OF BENTON, LA, AND SISTER IDA COOPER.  HE LEAVES LASTING MEMORIES FOR HIS 8 GRANDCHILDREN AND 12 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.  FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE ROSE-NEATH SOUTHSIDE CHAPEL WITH INTERMENT AT FOREST PARK ST. VINCENT CEMETERY, SHREVEPORT, LA.  OFFICIATING WAS REV. GRANT SISSON.  DEPARTMENT COMMANDER RICHARD GARNER, CHAPTER 351 COMMANDER RON CHATELAIN, SRVICECMDR JAMES EAMES, JRVICECMDR BILL DEPINGRE, AMERICANISM OFFICER FRANK THAXTON AND NATIONAL AIDE DE CAMP KEN BOURGEOIS PARTICIPATED AT PATRIOT RAY'S SERVICE.
HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.

YOURS IN PATRIOTISM.

 
Ken Bourgeois
134 Grey Eagle Drive
Shreveport, LA 71115
318 795 0515 Home
239 682 3337 Cell
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