Charles E. “Charlie” Ray

Charles E.  “Charlie” Ray of Hastings passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his residence.  He was born on January 2, 1940 In Majestic, KY to Edward Ray and Agnes Adrounie.

He had a hard life in his early years, living in a 1 room house in Kentucky and walking was his only transportation. He went on to become a self-employed plumber and successful real estate investor. He was a good man and respected by everyone he knew.

Charlie was survived by his son, Joshua (Angela Brown) Ray.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Camilia Jessie Ray; son, Scott Ray; brother, Thomas Ray.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services.

Lauer Family Funeral Homes-Wren Chapel, 1401 N. Broadway in Hastings has been entrusted to care for the family.

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  • Jarett Hill Posted September 15, 2017 5:11 pm

    Will always remember you as a family member, I am pleased to say that I got to know you, and thank you for killing all the bats in my house as a young kid

  • Tammie Hause Posted September 15, 2017 7:18 pm

    He was an awesome man… kind hearted, loving and always teaching one… he will be missed by many… RIP Charlie Ray… <3

  • Jim Atkinson Posted September 21, 2017 2:35 pm

    I am proud to have gotten to know Charlie over the last years that he was caring for his mother. He really stepped up and accepted his responsibility and took great care of her.
    Jim Atkinson

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