GRANBURY—Graveside services for Ray James Yantis, 95, will be held at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation will be held 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Wiley Funeral Home.

Ray was born in Rotan to James Oscar Yantis and Minnie Gertrude Robertson Yantis. He married Patricia Jean Powell on June 16, 1943 in Columbus, Georgia and she preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 2009. 

Ray was a member of Granbury Church of Christ. He earned his bachelors degree from Texas A&M University and masters degree from George Washington University. He retired with the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Army. 

Ray was also preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Keene in 2014; one brother; and one sister.

He is survived by many friends.