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Rickey Ray

Rickey Paul Ray

Monday, November 13th, 1939 - Sunday, July 19th, 2020
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Obituary

Ricky Paul Ray of Virginia Beach passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior on 19 July 2020. Born in St.Louis, MO, in November of 1939, and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1957 as a “Kiddie-Cruiser”, proudly serving on active duty during the Vietnam era. He retired from service in 1976 as Chief Petty Officer, Yeoman Rate, while serving aboard the USS Vulcan as Legal Yeoman. Rickey made his second career choice in Federal Civil Service in the Human Resources Office (HRO) Norfolk and retired in 1996 as a Human Resources Special, GS-11. He then offered his experience and expertise in Security to First Baptist Church of Norfolk on Kempsville Road, serving there for 14 years, the last several years as Security Supervisor.

He is missed by his loving wife of 51 years, Judy Rice Ray; daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Bill and grandson Keegan of Smyrna, GA; daughter Debra and
son-in-law Kevin of Las Vegas, NV; two close nieces, Rebecca Fox and Angela Hodges and their families.
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Mona Pittman

Posted at 08:10pm
Judy and Family,
Tommy thoroughly enjoyed working with Rickey - there was never any doubt regarding how they felt about one another - utmost respect - and they had so many laughs together! Sometimes I couldn't wait for Tommy to get home so that I could hear a story or two. Wherever Rickey went, he was a blessing.
LS

Linda Sturm

Posted at 10:32pm
I always looked forward to seeing Rick at church. He had a great sense of humor and I will miss this dear man.
JC

Jeff & Sharon Cardillo

Posted at 06:28pm
Judy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during Rickey's home going...We are thankful to have known him here on earth, and look forward to being with him and Jesus in heaven...
We love you!!
Jeff & Sharon Cardillo
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