John G. Ray

January 19, 1929 - November 7, 2020

01/19/1929 - 11/07/2020

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday November 10, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Visitation
Tuesday November 10, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Service
Wednesday November 11, 2020
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

John G. Ray 91, of Bellaire, Ohio died Saturday, November 7, 2020, at his home.

He was born January 19, 1929 in Wheeling, WV a son of the late John G. and Lillie M. Porter Ray.

John was 1947 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a graduate of Ohio University, a retired engineer from AEP former Kammer-Mitchell Plant, and was a 30 year substitute teacher for many area schools,a member of the Bellaire Presbyterian Church, a 65 year member of Ionic Lodge # 438 F & AM Bellaire and an Air Force Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son-in-law, Bernard Walker,and sister-in-laws, Marla Ray and Margaret Ray.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years Beverly Snider Ray, two sons, Gary (Sarah) Ray of Charlottesville, VA, and Gregory (Bonnie) Ray of St. Clairsville, OH, daughter, Shauna Walker and her fiancé’ Robert Wallace of Bellaire, OH, two brothers William Ray of Phoenix,Arizona,and Robert Ray of St. Clairsville, OH,a sister, Janie (Robert) Thomas of Bridgeport, OH, two granddaughter’s, Courtney (Charles) Clark, Ashley Walker, four grandson’s, Jarrett (Marie) Ray, Justin (Sarah) Ray, Corey (Elizabeth) Ray,and Andrew Ray, four great grandchildren, Codin Walker, Benjamin Ray, Emma Ray, and Julia Ray

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes – 441 37th Street, Bellaire, OH 43906 on Tuesday from 2-4pm & 6-8pm where funeral services will be held 11am Wednesday with Reverend Marcia Allen officiating.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire,OH.

Masonic services will be conducted at 7pm Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellaire Cemetery Association at TMCFunding.com

Share your thoughts and memories of John at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com.

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Ronald Presutti
1 year ago

Greg and Bonnie,
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thought are with you.

Jim Kovalo
1 year ago

Bob, please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your brother.

Sherry Artman and Donna Shubat
1 year ago

God Bless all of the Ray family at this sad time! It is hard losing a loved one and know that John was a very special man that many people admired and loved here on earth! He will be missed by many!

Stan Pawloski
1 year ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts with your family.

walt muklewicz
1 year ago

To johns family you have my deepest sympathy for your loss JOHN such a wonderful person teacher and friend he had a way of always getting his point across and always with an ending smile it was always so interesting to hear his views and stories either about life politics family or his love of trains if a person was a good listener he was always full of life long stories that crossed his path in life he was something that is hard to find in life a good true person and always with a smile rest well my friend WALT

Joe and Mary DeGenova
1 year ago

Mary and I want to convey our deepest sympathy May God grant him eternal rest.

Bonita, (Bonnie), Mihlbauer
1 year ago

My condolences and sympathy to John’s family. I worked in maintenance at Kammer plant and John was always a gentleman and willing to help me learn. John was honest, direct and had a good sense oh humor. I’m happy he was able to teach, he spoke of wanting to so often. Prayers of comfort for all of you. He was a good man.

AJ Davison
1 year ago

Greg, Bonnie and family, Our sympathy and prayers for you and your family.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John G. Ray, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, John G Ray, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Barbara Burkett Icenhour
1 year ago

Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to your family