Billy Joe Wray

June 1, 2022

Billy Joe Wray, 90, of Frankfort, died June 1, 2022 at his home.  He was born August 24, 1931 in Cass County, Indiana to Donald & Marjorie (Dice) Wray.  He married Carol Dillman on February 25, 1951 in Fulton, Ind. and she survives.

Bill was a 1949 graduate of Fulton High School, and was class president.  He attended Indiana Business College in Logansport. He retired from Leavell & Bates Finance Company in 1986 after 35 years. He was known in our community as “Friendly Bill”.  His memberships include; St. Matthew United Methodist Church, the former Frankfort Country Club, served 11 years on the board and was past president of the Clinton County Boys & Girls Club, past member of the Citizen Bank Board of Directors, 50-year member of Elks, past member of Clinton County Chamber of Commerce where he was on the Board of Directors, the United Way, Frankfort Main Street, and served on the Hot Dog Festival Committee.  Bill was an active golfer, an avid pool player and had participated in the independent basketball and softball leagues.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022 and one hour prior to services on Friday, June 10th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Boys and Girls Club, P. O. Box 103, Frankfort, IN 46041 or St. Matthews United Methodist Church.

Survived by:

his wife: Carol Wray of Frankfort, 4 daughters: Pamela (Phillip) Ramsey of rural Frankfort, Rebecca Long of Frankfort, Diane (Companion Roger Smith) Ganly of Frankfort, Sally (Kevin) Cassell of Frankfort, 11 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert & Donald Wray, 3 sisters, Bonnie Fischbach, Joan Sallee and Mary Brown.


Leave your Condolences

19 Condolences for “Billy Joe Wray”

  1. Tricia Warren June 3, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    So sorry to hear this, he was a good man. Sending prayers and comfort to all.

  2. Chris Warren Osting June 3, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Heartbroken for you all! So many fond memories, so many good times. I loved this man. He always put a smile on my face and make everything seem alright!!

    Love you all.

  3. Alice June 3, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Sending each one of you so much love. Mr. Wray had an amazing heart and with the love alongside him of Mrs. Wray they raised a beautiful family. Rest easy now. Much love, Alice and Grayson Jackson

  4. John & Darla Large June 3, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    So sorry to family and friends, Billy was a good guy, loved listening to his stories at the dealership, he was one of a kind!! We will keep you all in our prayers that God will give you all comfort and peace.. We are here if you need anything! Love & God Bless You All!!

  5. Shellie Bates Dexter June 3, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Deepest sympathy to the family.

  6. Deborrah Burgess June 4, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Dear Pam & Becky, I so much hate to hear this ! I always enjoyed seeing your mom & dad when they would come to Fairfield Glade! You all had a wonderful father & my thoughts & prayers are with you all, God Bless you!! Sincerely Debi (Horn) Burgess

  7. Irene Booth June 4, 2022 at 6:56 am

    Sally; I’m so sorry for your great loss, especially so close to Father’s Day. I pray that your memories of such a kind, great human as your father was, will keep and sustain you in the dark days ahead. You, your mother and the rest of your family have my sincere condolences. God bless you.

    Irene (Arguello) Booth
    Phoenix, Arizona

  8. Vicki Behr Robley June 4, 2022 at 8:14 am

    To the Wray’s family, I lived down the street from you on Main Street. I use to babysit all four of the girls. The family was wonderful. So sorry for the passing of your father, he was so polite and nice to me as well as Mrs. Wray. Prayers to the family.

  9. Gary Mellady June 4, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Becky losing our father is very challenging time in our lives, but always in some way brings our life more in focus as to what really matters.

  10. Connie Blacker June 5, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Pam, I am so sorry to see you lost your Father !! It is So Hard ! I still miss my Father SO much !!

  11. Bill & Lou Ray June 6, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bill passing, our prayers go out to the family. Bill & Lou Ray

  12. Pete and Pam Randolph June 6, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Dear Sally and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We have great memories of our London and Ireland trip with your mom and dad. What laughs we all had! And Pete will always remember playing golf with Bill and all the good advice he gave.

  13. Mike Clossin June 7, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Pam, Becky, Diane and Sally–I was glad to have known your dad. Very sorry for your loss.

  14. Maura Felts June 8, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Dearest friends-

    Bill was the first friend that I made when I moved to Frankfort back in the early 70’s and he remained so throughout the years. He was so special to me and I am heartbroken to hear he passed. I will always remember him fondly and my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this terribly sad time.


    Maura D’Andrea Felts

  15. Jack Scheid June 8, 2022 at 11:44 am

    A Great friend & a good man. RIP

  16. Jim Strode June 9, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Sorry Becky and family for your loss of a wonderful man and father. I ran into Bill a few years ago in CVS and he still remembered my name so cool RIP.

  17. Edward Behr June 9, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    I am sorry about your loss, Mr. Wray was a good man and I am sure that God has a special place for him.

  18. Christina Danner Brown June 16, 2022 at 1:50 am

    Pam and Becky, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Prayers to you and your family. Loved the advertisement of the Loan Company. “Borrow $100 for 10 cents a day.” So hard to believe.

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