Hubbard Lee "Dick" Ray, Jr., born in Sparta on July 16, 1938, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at The Webb House in Smithville, Tennessee at the age of 76. Dick Ray was predeceased by his parents, Hubbard Lee Ray, Sr. and Mattie Lela Hudgens Ray, one sister Ruth Joyce Ray Ware (Sidney Jackson Ware, Sr.) of Sparta and brother-in-law Elmore Brock, Jr. of Sparta.
He is survived by his sister Martha Jean Ray Brock of Sparta; niece Martha Mary Jane Ware (Bruce T. Horn) of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee; three nephews: Sidney Jackson Ware, Jr. (Brenda) of Sparta, Stephen Ray Ware, Sr. (Sally) of Sparta and Richard Lynn Ware (Ronda) of Rome, Georgia; nine great nieces and nephews and fifteen great, great nieces and nephews.
Dick Ray lived the last 24 years of his life at The Webb House in Smithville, Tennessee under the loving care of Alan and Lori Webb. Dick Ray was family to Alan and Lori, their children, Jill Watson and many people at The Webb House who cared for him during his life there. The Webb House was home to Dick Ray where he affectionately was given the title of Mayor.
Honorary pall bearers are the staff and friends of The Webb House.
Visistation will be from 1:00 until 2:00pm on Thursday, January 8th at the Hunter Funeral Home. A memorial service for Dick Ray will follow at 2:00pm and burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery in Sparta.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Avalon Hospice % Hunter Funeral Home PO Box 90, Sparta, TN 38583