Funeral services for Joel Stephen Ray, age 74, of Shelbyville will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 12 noon from Gowen-Smith Chapel with Brother Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
Mr. Ray passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
He was born on Monday, March 1, 1948 in Pulaski, Tennessee to the late George Allen Ray and Rebecca McNeese Ray. Joel was of the Baptist faith and retired from Carrier Corporation in Lewisburg after approximately 32 years of service.
He was married to Patricia Ray of Shelbyville, who survives. He is survived by two children, Kristopher (Dawn Pruett) Ray and Kasey (Kelly Lemmey) Ray; three grandchildren: Sophie Pruett-Ray, Valen Pruett-Ray, and Kai Ray, all of Nashville.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Kay Taylor.
Gowen-Smith Chapel is assisting the family.