Ray L. Williams

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Ray L. Williams


Ray L. Williams, 73, of Cardinal Drive, Danville, Kentucky died October 17, 2020 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.  He was born January 3, 1947 in Danville.  He was the son of the late Russell Lee Williams and Kathleen Floyd Williams of Danville.  Ray was predeceased by his first wife , Clarice Jean Reid Williams.

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Survivors include his wife Sandra Lee Underwood Williams; one daughter, Andrea Rae  Williams Mesplay (John); one sister, Janet Williams; twin grandsons, Harrison Williams Mesplay and Jackson  Graham Mesplay all of Danville; Sandra’s children, Lisa S. Euler (David), Richard D. Stump (Lisa Anne) all of Scott County.  He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Jeanette Haga and Deborah Stanley of Grayson County, Virginia.  Ray is also survived by Clarice’s sisters, Barbara True (Curtis) of Liberty, Virginia Kendrick (George) of Lexington; nephew, Gary True (Mindy) of Harrodsburg; nieces, Audrey True Rousey (Scott) of Liberty, Davida Gyr (Ron) of Frankfort and Heather Johnson of Frankfort.

Ray was an Army veteran having served active and reserves for fourteen and a half years, discharged with the rank of E-8 (First Sergeant).  He earned two college degrees from Eastern Kentucky University.  He retired from teaching in June of 2005 after teaching for thirty-one years.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, National Retired Teachers Association  and the American Welding Society.  He was a member of Indian Hills Christian Church.  Ray taught Sunday School for many years and was a Youth Group leader at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.  He was an avid genealogist and loved spending time with his family and friends.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Indian Hills Christian Church.  Reverend Odis Clark will officiate.  Burial will follow at Bellevue Cemetery. Visitation will from 12 – 1 prior to the service.  Andrea and John will not be receiving friends at the visitation.  Please leave messages and Hugs from Home for Andrea at www.stithcares.com.  Pallbearers are Richard Stump, Gary True, Scott Rousey, Michael Euler, Ricky Euler, Dave Euler, Connor True, Harrison Mesplay and Jackson Mesplay.  Honorary Pallbearers are Ervin Farmer, David Williams, Jerry Germann, Eddie Durr, Duane Flora, Hugh Jones and the Barnabas Sunday School Class.  Memorial donations are suggested to the Indian Hills Christian Church building fund “Living Stone.”  Hugs from Home and an online guestbook are available at www.stithcares.com.