Published: November 23, 2012
Herman Ray, age 94, of Malvern passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs. Herman was born Feb. 7, 1918, in Ozan Township, the son of Henry Zan and Lona Elizabeth Finigan Ray. He retired from the City of Malvern as a heavy equipment operator after working at the Reynolds Metal Company in Gum Springs and Jones Mill. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing. Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by wife, Evelyn Louise "Evie" Ray; his son, Billy Ray; grandson, Mark Ray; granddaughter, Leigh Ann Ray; great-great grandson, Jason Ray.
Survivors, son, Bobby Ray (Charlotte) of Little Rock; step-son, Jerry Lee Hayes of Tonopah, Ariz.; mother of his children, Thelma Lucille Smedley; grandchildren, Christopher Ray (Renee) of Maumelle, Amber Shawn Ray of Wichita, Kan., Phillip Lloyd Ray of Arkadelphia; great-grandchildren, David Lee Ray (Abbey), Justin Ray (Jennie), Amanda Ray, Ashley Ray, TeAndre and Terrell; great-great granddaughter, Piper Ray; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held Friday, Nov. 23rd at 2 p.m. at Rockport Cemetery with his great-grandson, David Lee Ray officiating. The family would like to give a special thanks to Malvern Nursing Home and Rehab and the Nurses at Mercy CCU. Memorials may be made to the Malvern Senior Adult Center, Meals on Wheels Program.
Arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home. You may sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome.com.