Paul Edward Ray

September 21, 1923 ~ August 27, 2021 (age 97)


Paul E. Ray, 97, of Hawesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, KY.  He was born in Dukes, KY on September 21, 1923 to the late Virgil and Josie Sanders Ray.  Paul was a member and Elder of Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday School for many years.  He was retired from General Electric in Tell City, IN.  After retirement, Paul enjoyed working on his farm and volunteered at Dukes Fire Department.  He was a 1942 graduate of Beechmont High School in Hawesville.  Paul was a proud veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, serving his country in World War II.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Ray; Great granddaughter, Samantha Phelps; son in law, John Phelps; siblings, James Ray, Brownie Powers and Ruth Powers.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Diann (Joel) Meador; grandchildren, Kim (Joe) Wilborn and John (Maryanne) Phelps; great grandchildren, Aaron (Katy), Sarah (Ethan), Joshua, Dustin, Jade, Valen, Aria, Paul and Varro; great-great grandchildren, Eden, Landen, Sophyia, Analeigh and Xavier.

Services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial in Serenity Hills.  Paul’s family will be greeting friends on Tuesday from 4 pm until 8 pm at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville Chapel and on Wednesday from 9 am until service time at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  

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August 31, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gibson Hawesville
275 Court Square
Hawesville, KY 42348

Funeral Service
September 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Serenity Hills)

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