MINEOLA - James Thomas “Tom” Ray, died at the age of 86 on June 3, 2018, at his home. He was born November 29, 1931, in Houston to Charles and Vera Ray. He moved to Mineola in 2002 where he was a member of First United Methodist Church and worked as a right-of-way agent for Mobil. Tom also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He also served as president of Mineola Kiwanis Club and played in a band called The Country Classics.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Dorothy Stephens, Charles “Johnny” Ray, Billie Probst and Paul Ray.
Survivors include his wife, Lou Ray of Mineola; four children, Nancy McDonald, James “Matt” Ray, Joseph Ray and Julia Speights; siblings Robert Ray, Marian Wagner, Caldwell “Butch” Ray, Harriette Cummings, Mary Ellen Lawrence, Patricia “Patti” Pickard and Carl “Bugg” Ray; and six grandchildren.
Interment will be at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.