Terry L. Ray

August 10, 1948 ~ November 25, 2021 (age 73)


TERRY L. RAY, 73, of Benton passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at the Franklin Hospital.

He was born in Benton, IL on August 10, 1948, the son of James and Edith (Lane) Ray.

He married Rhonda (Wilkerson) on February 14, 2007.

Mr. Ray worked for Benton Township for over 40 years, and when he retired he was Highway Commissioner.  He had also served as Assistant Fire Chief for Ewing Northern Station #3 for several years.  He loved fishing, camping and motorcycle riding.

Mr. Ray is survived by his:

Wife: Rhonda Ray of Benton

3 Children:

Keith Ray of Thompsonville

Edith Marie Johnson & husband Todd of Thompsonville

Olivia Ray of Steel City

Grandchildren: Allison Colp

Tyler Peerbolte

Courtney Wilson

Aubrey Wilson

Seiger Wilkerson

Elijah Burgess

Josalyn Burgess

Blake Morgan

Riley Weidig

Maddox Davis

4 GreatGrandchildren

3 StepChildren:

Alesha Atwood

Whitney Atwood

James Hall

Mr. Ray was preceded in death by his Parents, by a Son: Terry Wayne Ray, by a Sister: Wanda and by 6 Brothers: George, Ray, Bob, Sam, Clyde and Paul.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 30th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Wilkerson officiating.  Visitation will be after 11 A.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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November 30, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
November 30, 2021

1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

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