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John Thomas Ray

December 13, 1940 ~ May 16, 2018 (age 77)
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John T. Ray, 77, of Staunton, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Augusta Health.  He was born in Williamson, West Virginia on December 13, 1940, the eldest of seven children of the late Walter and Thelma Horn Ray.

John was employed by Grace Christian School, Staunton for 10 years and was a member of Community Fellowship Church, Staunton.  He was co-owner of County Outlet Stores in Augusta County.  He was a lifelong fan of University of Virginia athletics and he loved to fish with his family.

Survivors include his son, Jeff Ray and wife, Lori of Tobaccoville, North Carolina; his daughter, Joy Lohr and husband, Jody of Fishersville; his siblings, Orlean Blackburn and husband, David, Sonji White, Vivian Kincaid and husband, Tim, all of Forest Hills, Kentucky, Nancy Ray, Delorce Stafford and husband, Albert, both of Williamson, West Virginia, and Buck Ray and wife, Jeanie of Pounding Mill, Virginia; five grandchildren, Nathaniel Ray and wife, Bethany, Caleb Ray, Bethany Ray, Jordan Mahaney and husband, John and Jackson Lohr, and a number of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4PM, Friday, May 25, 2018, at Wayne Hills Baptist Church, 877 Ladd Road, Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions, in his memory, to Grace Christian School, 19 S. Market St., Staunton, VA 24401, for online access go to

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Grace Christian School
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