Johnny Ray

Obituary of Johnny Lee Ray

Dante, Va.


Johnny Lee Ray, age 67, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va.


Johnny was a good man who’d give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He loved God, nature and his family…especially his grandchildren. His family meant a great deal to him. The world is darker without his light. He is greatly missed by all who knew him, most of all, by his family. “I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck” Always and forever. Love, Punkin.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Massie Ray; brother, Terry Ray; sisters, Janet Wise and Judy Witt.


Johnny is survived by his daughters, Leigh Wilson and fiancé, Jason Witt of Dante, Va. and Victoria Nelson and husband, Morgan of Conover, N.C.; sisters, Becky Phillips of Dante, Va., Sherry Ray of St. Paul, Va. and Brenda Wells of Ala.; brother, Doyal Phillips and wife, Ann of Dante, Va.; four grandchildren, Trey, Hayden and Caroline Wilson, and Evelyn Nelson; several nieces and nephews and many friends.


At Johnny’s request, no public services will be held.


Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at Cremation Society of Virginia Southwest is honored to serve the family of Johnny Lee Ray.

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At Johnny's request, there will be no public services.
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