Richard Elmer “Ricky” Ray, Jr., 49, husband of Abby C. Ray, resident of Bachman Road, Gaston, passed away on February 27, 2019 at his residence.
Born April 5, 1969 in Columbia, he was the son of the late Richard Elmer Ray, Sr. and Alma Helen Robinson Ray. He was a graduate of Airport High School and spent his career as a commercial contractor. Richard was also an accomplished artist and loved playing guitar.
Surviving are his wife, Abby Campbell Ray of the home; a son, Stephen Ray and wife Amber of Lexington; a daughter, Marie King and husband Dennis of Ladson; a sister Deborah Sharpe of Cayce; two grandchildren, Emma King and Ashton King.
The family will receive friends at Thompson Funeral Home Lexington on Wednesday, March 13th from 4 to 6 p.m.
Those wishing to make memorials may do so to the Humane Society, 121 Humane Lane, Columbia, SC 29209.
Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington is assisting the Ray family.