STEPHENVILLE - Services for LeArval ‘Luke’ Ray, 82, will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Hillcrest Church of Christ with David Harris officiating. Interment will follow at West End Cemetery.

Luke was born in South Plain to Fred Herbert Ray, Sr. and Mary Olive Ray. He married Anna Gibson-Collins on July 11, 1952 in Stephenville. Luke served the Hillcrest Church of Christ as an Elder over 40 years, and served his country in the U. S. Air Force in the 1950s. He worked over 27 years with Safeway in Stephenville.

Those who are left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Anna; son, Robert Lynn Ray and wife Jana of Liberty Hill; daughters, Kath Ray Gruenwald and husband Chuck of Uvalde, Marla Ray Anderson and husband Billy of Palacios, and Tracie Ray Larson and husband Terry of Cat Springs; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Luke was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Herbert, Billy Jack, Max, Don, and Robert; by his sisters, Evelyn, Audra, and Annabelle; grandchildren, Jason and Stephanie Anderson

The family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Comanche Community Healthcare Hospice, 1021 Hwy. 16 North, Comanche, Texas 76442, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.