Robert L. Ray, Jr.

Robert L. Ray, Jr., 79, of Belleville, IL, born Monday, December 29, 1930, in St. Louis, MO, died Saturday, July 10, 2010 in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Ray, Jr. was a retired teacher for Torrance Unified School in Torrance, CA for 0ver 30 years. He received his masters in Education and School Asministration.Prior to teaching he was a St. Louis policeman. He was a member of the Class of 1950 McBride Graduates Luncheon Group and a U.S. Marine Corp Korean War veteran and the Air Force Reserves.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Robert and Agnes nee Hanlon Ray, Sr.

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Jacqueline nee Wilson Ray
  • Daughters
    • Lisa (Steven) Kerhart of Irvine, CA
    • Kathleen (Julian) Joshua of Brussels, Belgium
    • Laura (Dek Lee) Ray of Boston, MA
  • Grandchildren
    • Kaitlyn, Hunter & Chase Kerharts
    • Mark & Caitlin Joshua
  • Additional family from the Belleville area
    • Patricia (Thomas) Hunter
    • James (Donna) Wilson
    • Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease.

Visitation: Friends may call from 10-12 pm at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on July 16, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Condolences left for Robert L. Ray, Jr.:

    I was saddened to hear of Mr. Ray's passing. He was one of my teachers at Sam Levy school 1967-1969.
    My condolences,
    Paul Wolcott

    Paul Wolcott Torrance CA 90505

    Jackie, We send our prayers and caring thoughts to you at this time. Take Care.....

    George&Sharon Sigler San Pedro California 90731

    My condolences.. I offen fondly rember Mr. Ray as my home room teacher for 7th and 8th grade at Sam Levy 67-68,68-69,

    Kathleen Ford Wood

    Kathleen Wood Torrance CA 90503

    It truely was a pleasure to have had the chance to know Mr. Ray over the years. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

    Brian Triska Belleville IL 62223