Funeral services will be held for Douglas Ray on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Krotz Springs. Brother Chad Bolfa will conduct the service. Interment will follow in the First Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Ray, age 69, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Baton Rouge General Medical Center.
Douglas was a very talented musician. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. His talent and kind spirit, along with his love for music will always be remembered.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Ray; his sons, John Douglas Ray and wife, Bridget; Dubby Johnson and wife, Shanna; Doug Johnson and wife, Courtney; his daughters, Christie Ducote and companion, Michael Casse; Missy Franklin and husband, Tory and his brothers, Johnny Ray, Jr. and wife, Barbara; Charles Freddie Ray and wife, Elaine and Daniel Ray and wife, Rose. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Hayden, Maycee, Morgan, Hunter, Cameron, Connor, Sydni, Sadi, Tiffany, Michael, Payton, Madison, Logan and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Ray, Sr. and Lurie Mae Ray; his sisters, Martha Ray, Betty Legros, Margaret Slocum and his grandchildren, Hannah and Heather Ray.
Visiting hours will be observed at the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and will re-open on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Hayden Ducote, Hunter Ray, Doug Johnson, Dubby Johnson, Michael Casse and Zack Stelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Ray and Ray Ellis.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs, 239 8th Street, Krotz Springs, LA 70750, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
I would like to send my condolences to the Ray Family upon reading about your recent loss! I hope that this message of comfort and hope helps your family take refuge in prayer at Psalms 57: 1, and know that your loved one is alive in gods memory. At Luke 20:37,38 may the God of comfort, comfort you at this time. God has made the loving provision for a resurrection, so that you can see, Mr Ray again and such hope Jesus told us about is found at John 5:28-29. Once again, I'm sorry for your loss!
Sorry for ya'll loss I will miss uncle Doug he. Was a great man love ya,ll
Tiffany BeardBeaumont, TX
may he rest in peace always loved Doug enjoyed playing music with him over the years you will be missed a lot
Johnny SonnierScott, LA
My condolences and prayers for the family. And Heaven has gained a singing Angel
Tracy MoodyWestlake, LA
Our thoughts and prayers remain with you. John 14:1-3 promises a future already secured for Mr. Ray. All our love, Allan and Sue Ellen Myers and Family.
Sue Ellen MyersOpelousas, LA