CHARLES WESLEY “PePa” RAY, 98, of Barboursville, went into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 11, 2021. He was born January 31, 1923, in Salt Rock, a son of the late Baxter and Zena McCallister Ray. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Millie “MeMa” Ray; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Gladys Ray and Clennon and Freddie Ray. He was a man of God and longtime member and Deacon of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, and he loved his church family very much. He served in the United States Army during WWII, receiving a Purple Heart and several other accommodations. He was such a force in our family and very tender and a joy to be around. He is survived by his children, Steven (Sharon) Ray and Sherry (Roger) McCallister; sister, Irene (Rex) Evans; and brother, Leo (Gladys) Ray. Charles was a grandchildren’s grandfather to four grandchildren, Bobby Ray, Dennis (Tina) Ray, Melanie Napier, Wesley (Whitney) McCallister; 11 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren, Sarah (Anthony) Huffman and their daughter Charlotte, Matt Napier and his daughter Norah, Morgan Napier, Emilee Ray, Mila McCallister, Max McCallister, Mason McCallister, Elaina (Eric) Waugh and her sons Drew, Xander and Cole, Tia (Matt) Knight and their son Ryder, Kenna (River) McDonald and their children Beau and Kennedy; god-grandchild, Heather (Tyler) Taylor and their son Liam and Heather’s mother Debbie McCallister; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, with Pastor Jacob Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Friends may visit from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Online condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/wallace.
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