Frank Edward Ray, 98

Frank Edward Ray, 98 years old, was born June 6, 1922. He passed away on February 7, 2021 at home surrounded by family.

Uncle Frank, as he became known by friends, family, and church members in Florida, was a sweet, kind, gentle, and generous man. He was proud to have served in the U.S. Army, 303 Engineer Combat Battalion, 78th Division. He found in the WW2 Battle of the Bulge, crossing the Rhine River into Germany at the Remagen Bridge, of Hollywood fame. He graduated High School, then joined the CCC, where they made him the teacher because of his high level of education. He then joined the Army. After fulfilling his duty, he became a mechanic, and then became an insurance adjuster for Allstate. After retiring from Allstate, he later moved to Florida for his remaining 17 years enjoying family and friends.

He was a faithful member of Willow Oak Assembly of God, of Mulberry. He was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Delia Ray, siblings James, Carl, Raymond, and Loriene, first wife Ruth, and second wife Lucille, step children Jean and Richard. He is survived by his sister Pauline, step daughter Mary Lou, and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed. Finally home, rest in peace Uncle Frank.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.