Kirk Curtiss Ray

July 20, 1940 - June 1, 2021

07/20/1940 - 06/01/2021

Past Services

Saturday June 12, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Saturday June 12, 2021
1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Kirk Curtiss Ray, an Air Force Veteran, 80, of Bellaire, OH., passed away on Tuesday June 1, 2021 at E.O.R.H. in Martins Ferry, OH.
He was born July 20th, 1940 in Martins Ferry, OH, the son of the late Douglas and Mary (Cunningham) Ray.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Grandparents, John and Hazel Cunningham; 3 brothers, John, William “Willie”, Michael as well as several nieces and nephews.
Surviving are his loving wife, Randi (Jeffreys) Ray; his children, Brittany, Kirk III ( who is currently serving in the U.S. Army), Curtissa, Ashley, Kirk Jr., Eleanor, Landon, Emily; brothers and sisters, Barbara, Mary, Beverly, Karen, Joe, Tony, Jeff; as well as numerous Grandchildren, Brother-in-laws, Sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received on Saturday June 12, 2021 from 10 AM until time of Veterans service at 1 PM at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, OH.
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Tim Lucas
2 years ago

Sudden words , that break the heart ,
Loss the thought , where to start.
Into darkness , one would stare .
Muffled tear drops , is what we hear .

I can’t feel. , your pain and sorrow ,
But I know , there is tomorrow.
I extend my arms , to you I say ,
Sorry for , your lost today .

I never knew, the man you see ,
Your in my prayers , on knees I be .
Loss my breath , with your note ,
Sharing my thoughts , so I wrote.

Not to take , the pain away .
My kindest words , is what I say .
Remember the promise, given to thee ,
So said his words , so shall they be !

Sorry for your loss
Written by Tim Lucas

Pastor Patricia Tolliver
2 years ago

On behalf of BishopMichael & New Beginning Church we send our heartfelt Love & condolences to the Ray family words can not express the loss of your beloved our thoughts and Prayers are with u all for the days and wks months to come In His Service New Beginning Church

Rodney Green
2 years ago

My condolences to the family, so sorry for the loss of the person who helped raise me, mentor me, taught me how to fish, fight, garden, work hard, and be a man. Family meant everything to Curtis. Rest in peace.

Eleanor Jones (retired US Navy)
2 years ago

We will miss your fun-loving witty personality and the great memories when we were kids. I remember how much you loved us, and took care of us, and be there for all of us. This unexpected loss pains and stings unlike anything else. Now that the pain and suffering is gone from the flesh, my last request from you is to “Spread your Wings wide”, and keep smiling upon us. Now, whenever I see a rainbow, it will give me peace knowing that you are still watching over us. May you rest comfortably and peacefully.
John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.

Love you eternally “Big Kirk”

your loving daughter Eleanor

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years 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 Kirk Curtiss 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 Navy Veteran, Kirk Curtiss 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 †

Delbert (Deb)McConn. Bridgeport Ohio
2 years ago

Curtis’s will be missed here in the valley by many !