Ray is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Josephine Reid Perry of Benton; his nieces and nephews, Garry Hicks, Sue Langdon, Mary Jane McLeod, JoAnn Foley, Alicia Portis, Tammy Anderson, Tommy Alcott, Greg Reid, Barb Leslie, Doug Reid, Ruth Craig, Melba Cates, Phillip Jones, Don Perry, Danny Perry, Velda McDaniel, Dale Perry, Doug Perry, Jennie Paver and Charles Weidman; and several great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Perry; four brothers, James Perry, Hugh Perry, Forrest Perry and Clayton Perry; and one sister, Charlean Weidman.
Ray worked as a sheet metal tinsmith and in maintenance for Union Carbide and then USEC. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 14 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Rev. Joe D. Thorn officiated and burial followed in the Marshall County Memory Gardens. Military rites were conducted at the graveside by the American Legion William A. Doyle Post #236. Jimmy Duncan, Johnny Jones, Ronald Sutherland, Garry Hicks, Doug Reid and Danny Perry served as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent online at www.filbeckcannking.com.