Louie Harold Ray, 82, of Bridge City, died Thursday, Feb. 4, at Baptist Hospital in Orange.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Pastor Daniel Rose, pastor of Community Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. The family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Born in Yazoo City, Ms., Aug. 9, 1933, Mr. Ray was a retired operator from Chevron in Sabine Pass. Following his retirement, he started his own business, Triangle Exterminating, and operated it until his health began to decline.
Mr. Ray was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of Community Church in Orange.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlynn Ray, and is survived by his wife, Diane Ray of Bridge City; children, Charles Ray and his wife Desiree, Lisa Nanan and her husband Dave, Jeff Ray; step children, Brian Davis and his wife Lori, Mark Davis and his wife Sheryl, Rodney Davis and his wife Connie, Theresa Strawser and her husband Matt and Christina Trahan and her husband Shaun.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Anthony and Amber Ray, Holly Richard, Taylor, Jacob and Emma Ray; sisters, Zena Prestridge, Joyce Brantley; brother, Danny Ray; 12 step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.