Donald "Hop" Wesley Ray

Sunday, January 24th, 1960 - Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
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Donald “Hop” Wesley Ray, 59, of Lebanon, Va., went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Born in Lebanon, on January 24, 1960, he was the son of Earl & Rosemary Ray.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hop and Nora Ray and Charlie and Rose Gent; and father-in-law, Howard Horne.

In addition to his parents survivors include his loving wife, Tanya Horne Ray; daughter, Cassie Ray; son, Josh Ray and fiancée, Tiffany; grandson, Caden Ray; sister, Cel Jessee and husband Doug; brothers, Henry Ray and fiancée Tiffany, Charlie Ray and wife Carol, and Thomas Ray and wife Kim; mother-in-law, Frances Horne; six nieces; two nephews; three great nieces; a very special cousin, William Ray; and his favorite dog, Taco.

Pallbearers will be Jake Ray, Randall Ray, Danny Mickles, Chase Davis, William Tiller, David Gilmer, Scott Gilbert, Blane Hess, Rusty Bass, and Shane Rasnake.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Rasnake, Lonnie Ball, Ricky Osborne, Brenda Epperhart, and Eric Feuchtenberger.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in the Owens Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Donnie Musick and Rev. Larry Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon.

The family will receive friends on Friday, after 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Owens Funeral Service, 7 Tate Ave., Lebanon, Va., (276) 889-122, is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, June 14th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Owens Funeral Service
    7 Tate Street
    LEBANON, VA 24266
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 2:00pm
    Owens Funeral Service
    7 Tate Street
    LEBANON, VA 24266
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Ketron Memorial Gardens
    Main Street
    LEBANON, VA 24266
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Maxie Skeen

Posted at 09:44pm
Love and prayers from. Maxie Skeen

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Posted at 08:56am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Jane B. Rhea

Posted at 03:56pm
I have known "Hop" for many years and he was always the same. He would always smile and speak to you anytime. My favorite memory was when he and his buddy Steve Osborne, my nephew, who passed away June 1, decided to take my ladder from me. I was scraping old paint off the roof of the house when they pulled up. While Steve removed the ladder, Hop just stood there and laughed. Hours later my Daddy just happened to walk around the house and notice it was gone. Prayers to his family, he will be missed so much!

Kathy Woodby

Posted at 01:26pm
To all the family,
We're so sorry for your loss. May God bless & comfort each of you now as only He can.
With heartfelt sympathy & prayers,
Kathy & Patrick Combs

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