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James Arthur Ray

May 25, 1939 — January 28, 2023

Mitchell

James Arthur "Jimmy" Ray, age 83 of Mitchell, passed away on January 28, 2023, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. He was born on May 25, 1939, in Mitchell, Indiana to parents William Marvin and Mary Jane (Elrod) Ray. He married Patricia Janeen Vollrath on September 10, 1960, and they were sealed in the Washington D.C. Temple on August 5, 1975. He was retired from U.S. Gypsum of Shoals. Jimmy also raised cattle and enjoyed coon hunting. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of Bedford.

Survivors include:

Wife: Patricia Janeen Ray of Mitchell

Sons: Richard Michael (Susan) Ray of Mitchell, Jeffery Scott (Alicia) Ray of Mitchell, Bobby Joe (Shelly) Ray of Orleans, William Martin (Missy) Ray of Mitchell, & James Aaron (Amber) Ray of Mitchell

Daughters: Pamela (David) Malone of Seymour & Robyn Celeste (Mike) Bales of Summerfield, FL

Grandchildren: Emily Wing, Ashley White, Amanda Barrett, Whitney Ray, Tanner Ray, Morgan Ray, Logan Ray, Landon Ray, Layken King, Jimmy Bales, Andy Bales, Chad Malone, David Malone, Suzann Sorensen, Meghan Preston, Olivia Ray, Owen Ray, Joshua Ray, Kamen Ray, Kaden Ray, Kiana Ray, Kurri Ray, Kristen Calentine, & adopted grandchild Brandon Armstrong

40 Great Grandchildren

3 Beloved Nieces: Kelly Dawn Grider Norris of Huron, Tracy Joe (John) Greathouse of Huron, Kristi (Mike) Roach of Mitchell

James was preceded in death by his parents, sister- Barbara Grider, twin daughters- Lana Lea & Lori Lynn, and grandson - Jerrod Bales

The funeral will be 11 am Thursday, February 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1010 22nd Street, Bedford, IN 47421. The visitation will be Wednesday, February 1, from 6-8 pm at the church and Thursday after 10 am until service time. Tracy Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery. For condolences visit mcadamsmortuary.com

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Visitation

Thursday, February 2, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1010 22nd Street, Bedford, IN 47421

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1010 22nd Street, Bedford, IN 47421

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