Ronald Dean Ray

Ronald “Ronnie” Dean Ray, 60, of Crossett, passed away on September 25, 2019, at the Baptist Health Center in Little Rock.

He was born in Crossett on January 28, 1959, where he lived all his life.

Mr. Ray was a simple man who never desired the fancy things in life. He was tender hearted and would do anything for anyone. He enjoyed spending his time watching westerns, listening to the radio, and sitting outside visiting with friends.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Kyle Townsend and two sisters, Marsha Sturdivant and Robin Shaw.

Mr. Ray is survived by two stepdaughters, Amy Pruitt and husband, Michael, and Stephanie Stanley and husband, Cain; his father and stepmother, Max Tillman and Mary Ray; his mother, Norma Jean Townsend, all of Crossett; five sisters, Jimmie Ann Hendrix and husband, Jim, of Camden, Jean Floyd and husband, Kenny, also of Camden, Sheila Hall and husband, Larry, of Mer Rouge, Louisiana, Susan Pope and husband, Mark, and Mary Nell Ray both of Crossett; two brothers, Patrick Ray and wife, Betty, and Brian Ray and wife, Roni, also of Crossett; along with four step grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, and one special friend, Evelyn Harville of Texas.

A funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m. at the First Church of God, 1501 Main St., Crossett, with Bro. Mike Neal officiating, followed by interment at Center Point Cemetery in Drew County.

Pallbearers are Michael Trigleth, Billy Trigleth, Justin Trigleth, Brice Gilbert, Dale Hester, and Glen Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Charlie King and Donnie Taunton.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church, prior to the funeral service.