Douglas Paul Ray(1941 - 2013)

Douglas Paul Ray, age 72, of Ponce de Leon, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Bay Medical Center. He was born Aug. 13, 1941 in Pensacola. Douglas served his country faithfully in the United States Navy and was loved by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Betty Ray; brother, Jimmy Ray and granddaughters, Zoey and Arlie Marie Ray.
Douglas is survived by his wife, Frances Ray; six children, Lonnie Gainey of Prosperity, Paula Gainey of Ponce de Leon, Linda Ray of Ponce de Leon, Joy Mixon and husband Raymond of Slocomb, Ala., Daniel Ray of Ponce de Leon and Cory Hardin of Ponce de Leon; five grandchildren; multiple brothers and sisters and numerous extended family.
A time of visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 1474 Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 in the chapel of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home beginning at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Bradley officiating. Committal services followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery of Westville. Those serving as pallbearers will be Lee Roland, Daniel Soto, Raymond Mixon, Jake Hayes, Herald Parker, Mack Gainey, and Daniel Roland. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.daviswatkins.com. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home.

Funeral Home

Davis Watkins Funeral Home & Crematory
1474 Hwy 83 N Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 951-1822
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Sept. 18, 2013