S. Curtis Ray

December 19, 2016

Curtis Ray, 65, of Frankfort, Ind., went home to be with the Lord on December 19, 2016 at I.U. Health in Lafayette. Born October 7, 1951 in Middlesboro, Kentucky to Leroy & Helen (Haley) Ray.  He married Ida Lawson on November 14, 1975 in Kilmore, Ind., and she survives.  Curt attended Thomas Walker High School in Rose Hill, Virginia and moved to Frankfort in 1971. He was currently working for Federal Mogul for the past 41 years.  Curt was a member of the Kilmore United Methodist Church and served on numerous committees, sang in the choir and helped run the sound system there.  He was also a member of the UAW Local 1949 and was past vice president and trustee and steward of the union.  He enjoyed square dancing for 25 years, and was a member of the Frankfort Square Dance Club, Happy Hearts.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 27th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Kilmore United Methodist Church.

Survived by:

Wife: Ida Ray of Frankfort, Daughter: Becky (Tom) Stahl of Frankfort, Son: Mark (Kelli) Ray of Taylorsville, Son-in-Law: Rick Plummer of Ockley, Brother: Tonie (Margie) Ray of Rose Hill, Virginia, Sister: Judy Marcum of Rose Hill, Virginia, 7 Grandchildren: Leslie, Erick, Brandi, Jason, Teesha, Samuel and Alyssa and 16 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Cathy Plummer, a sister Lu Espinoza, a brother Donnie Ray and a niece and nephew.


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46 Condolences for “S. Curtis Ray”

  1. Janet Zuther December 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy to your family. Love and prayers, Janet Zuther

  2. Donnie-Debbie December 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    We are very sorry to hear this sad news. We loved Curtis and will miss him. Prayers for his wife and family at this difficult time.

  3. Rita Neidlinger December 20, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Ida, Becky, Mark and families – Jim, Adam and I are so sorry for your loss. I know there will be a great void in your lives but he will never be forgotten, just know that many mourn with you. Your family meant so much to us when taking care of Adam. You were never just his babysitters – you were an extended family for him, we never had to worry if he was being taken care of properly. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time and we know the Lord will have his arms wrapped around you in comfort. Love and hugs to all. Rita, Jim and Adam

  4. Rissa Armer December 20, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Oh Ida and family I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you guys.

  5. Tina Cottrell December 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    My condolences to you Ida and family… during this rough time your dealing with.. God opened his hands and lifted up a gentle man..

  6. Kim wiles December 20, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Ida so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you I will truly miss singing with Curt in the choir on Sunday mornings Kim Wiles

  7. Lori Walker December 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the family.

  8. Michele Skirvin December 20, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Aunt Ida, Becky, and Mark,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of Uncle Curt. He was always a wonderful uncle to me. I loved the way he called me “Darlin'” or “Sugar” with his southern accent. I’ll be in prayer for each of you. We love you!
    Michele and Family

  9. John and Kathy Cross December 20, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Ida and family, So very sorry for your loss. Curtis was and always will be a great husband and father
    . He will be missed by many. If there is anything I can do please dont hesitate to call. With love

  10. Phyllis Ridenour December 20, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    So sorry for your lose. Doug and I are thinking of you and praying for you.

  11. Nicole December 20, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Ida.

  12. Greg and Penny Boots December 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Curtis. Greg and I have worked and known Curt for over forty years. He will be missed. A true and genuine person. Prayers to the Ray family at this difficult time.

  13. Sandy (Stewart) Glover December 20, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Ida I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  14. Tina Morelock December 20, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    So sorry to hear this news of your Daddy passing may God wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you peace and Love

  15. Rebecca Ticen December 20, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Praying that God wraps His loving arms around all of Curt’s family and gives them comfort and strength. I only met Curt one time at the wedding of my niece Kelli to his son Mark. Such a wonderful day and Curt was overjoyed. He was a pleasure to be around and always had a smile. Fly high with the angels my friend.

    • Terri Dean Martin December 21, 2016 at 1:51 am

      Ida, Im so sorry, what a great man. My heart hurts for you, you are in my prayers during this difficult time. Heaven gained a precious angel. Love you

  16. Rhonda Dale December 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    He will be missed by all. I was on the bargaining committee with Curtis Ray and he was a hoot. So sorry for your loss.

  17. Jim/Dianne Tomlin December 20, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    We are so sorry. We worked together at Federal Mogul and square danced with Curtis also.He was a very good dancer and he was so helpful to me (Dianne) at work. Jim and I considered him a good friend and coworker.

  18. Toni Pugh December 20, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    I am just so sad to hear this. He was such a kind man and he gave the best hugs, he just somehow knew when you needed one.
    I am going to miss him. Love and prayers to his family for their loss.

  19. Lisa mitchell December 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Our heartfelt love ,prayers,and condolences to your family from ours….Curt was one of the “good guys”. He will be missed by so many. He touched a lot of lives. Fly high and walk with Jesus….sing on Curt.

  20. Jim and Darla Reed December 20, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    O u r love and prayers are with you and your family, Ida.

  21. Marilyn Bowen December 21, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Ida-My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, you have been an extended family to Adam, treating him like one of your own, we never worried when he was with you. Know that he is being well taken care of in the arms of the Lord.

  22. Pat Click December 21, 2016 at 9:20 am

    So sorry for yor loss. I worked with Curtis for years. He was always there for me when I needed him. He will be missed. Prayer for his family. Love Pat Click

  23. Ken Walters December 21, 2016 at 11:04 am

    So sorry to hear of Curt’s passing. I can’t be there, please let Tonie know that I wish I could.

  24. LaDawna Roberts December 21, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
    LaDawna Roberts
    Richard Hall

  25. LINDA LESTER December 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm


  26. Kathy & David Hill December 21, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

  27. Michele Teboe December 21, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I am so sorry Ida for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  28. John David Scott December 21, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about curtis. I will miss his big smile and how nice he was. Always stopping to talk with me. He loved you very much I could see it in his eyes when he would come to Wal-Mart to take you home they would sparkle when he looked at you. I pray to God for you and the family for comfort during this great loss to you and your family. He will be missed by all that knew him. Love you always, your friend David.

  29. Lisa Ray December 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  30. Tresea Mccabe December 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family. He will be missed.

  31. Carol Fausett Livengood December 22, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you receive comfort from your family, friends and faith.

  32. Kristal December 22, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Becka, Tom and family;
    With a big hug I send you my sympathy in the loss of your Dad. He had touched many of our life’s thru our parents/family and others working with him. I pray for peace & comfort for you and the family.

  33. Kathy Kemmerer Arthur December 22, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Dear Ida and family, I was so sorry to hear about Curt. We always had a good time square dancing with you and Curt. You are in my prayers.

  34. Anita and Jerry Bradley December 22, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Ida and family,
    We are so saddened and sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry & Anita

  35. Cassie Johns December 22, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    So sorry for you loss Ida, and family. I’ve always heard wonderful things about Curt. You’re all in my thoughts.

  36. Richard and Marilyn Clouse December 23, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Ida and family We are sorry for your loss! There comes the time that God says come with me, he is flying high with the angels, you will see him and your daughter again. Love Dick and Marilyn Clouse

  37. Heather Sanders December 23, 2016 at 12:15 pm


    So sorry to hear this. Condolences to you and your family.

  38. Dick & Donna December 23, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Ida and family, Dick and I want you to know how sorry we were to hear of Curt’s passing. He will be missed. Just loved talking to him at KUMC. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you.

  39. Carol Scott December 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Ida and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Carol and Greg Scott

  40. Vicki Delpb and Kayla Ray December 23, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Sorry for your loss

  41. Christine Long December 26, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    God Bless you Uncle Curt, you will be missed a lot, we love you.

  42. Peggy and Judy December 26, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Ida and Mark and Becky and children we are so sorry for the loss of such a good and loving man. We are unable to be there because of sickness, but we are there in heart. Please know that we love you.

  43. Pamela Forney January 20, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I loved Curtis’s laughter and sense of humor. He always told me that as long as he lived “the Forneys will be able to find their parents grave,” because it is just one row up from your daughter’s grave. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers to the entire family.

  44. Phil Fisher July 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Curt and I worked at Federal Mogul for many years, and was good friends. He always had a smile and joke for me. I had no idea he had passed, I am truly sorry. He was someone I could talk to about anything, and he would give me his wisdom on things. I am shocked, he’s gone. Please accept our condolences.

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