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Blue Funeral Home
Friday December 31st, 2021

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Blue Funeral Home
Friday December 31st, 2021
9:00am - 11:00am

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William Edward "Eddie" Ray

William Edward "Eddie" Ray, age 71, of Pittsburg, Illinois, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Illinois.

William was born November 15, 1950 in Herrin, Illinois, a son of William and Lola Nadine (Krantz) Ray. Eddie had worked in maintenance for various commercial businesses. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by three children, Robert and Merri Ray of Creal Springs, IL, Lori and Aaron Fox of Oakdale, IL, and Heather Ray of Pittsburg, IL; five grandchildren, Britany and Richard James, Zachery and Mikayla Ray, Morgan and T.J. Eilers, Kinze Fox, and Hayden Ray; four siblings, Anita Galloway, Sheila and Tony Furlow, Kevin Ray, and Leisa and Doug Holmes; his Great Granddaughter, Jessie James, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, December 31st, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 31, 2021, 11:00 AM at Blue Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Ray officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant- Poordo in Pittsburg, Illinois .

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A candle was lit in memory of William Ray

Holmes Leisa Feb 16 2022 5:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Ray

Patty Haseker Barnett Jan 16 2022 4:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Ray

Patty. Haseker Barnett Jan 6 2022 4:37 AM

Eddie was a great guy as we were in school most of our time in school plus he was always around as a neighbor.

Phipps Sandy, McPheron Jan 1 2022 10:08 PM

Prayers to the family. RIP Marine and old family friend.

Tom Heiser Dec 30 2021 9:52 PM

Eddie was there for me when I was 18 and moved to Florida. I'll never forget that. What a loving family. My heart goes out to you all. And Anita you have always had a special place in my heart. My prayers for the family. Love you

Holly “Emery” Lightholder Dec 30 2021 10:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Ray

Brian Laningham Dec 27 2021 3:53 PM

60 years we were friends. He will be missed, loved him like a brother! RIP my friend.

Steve Dec 27 2021 3:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Ray

Steve & Peggy Jones Dec 27 2021 2:54 PM