Richard "Ricky" Ray

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BARNARDSVILLE– Richard “Ricky” Ray, age 58, of Whittemore Branch Road, died Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Ricky was born October 19, 1959 in New Orleans, raised in South Mississippi, moving to Buncombe County at the age of 12. He graduated from A.B. Tech with an Associate Degree in drafting and design. He worked for the City of Asheville Fleet Management and was a past Master of Lodge #665 A.F. & A.M. He was a very loving son, brother, husband, father and pop. He was a son of Myrna Moore Ray of Barnardsville and the late, H. Bruce Ray.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of just 12 days short of 36 years, Tracy Johnson Ray of Barnardsville; sons, Joshua Ray and wife Carrie of Leicester, and Jonathan Ray of Barnardsville; sister, Melody Martin and husband Alan of Atlanta, GA; brother Timothy Ray of Barnardsville; mother-in-law Loretta Rice of Barnardsville; grandchildren, Mason, Tanner, Heather and Lillie Ray.

His memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m Saturday August 4, 2018 in Barnardsville Church of God. Reverend Dean Metcalf will officiate.

FLOWERS MAY BE DELIVERED TO THE CHURCH AFTER 10 A.M.

The family will receive friends at their home following the service.
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