SYMSONIA — Ray Hoyt Wright “Shorty” of Symsonia, Kentucky, passed away on November 5, 2012, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
Ray was born in Hickman, Ky., on September 11, 1920. Ray was retired from BF Goodrich Corporation. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 917 in Symsonia, Ky., and was an active member of Clark’s River Baptist Church, where he served as a greeter. Ray also served in WWII.
Ray is survived by his loving family which includes his wife, Lougene Wright of Symsonia, Ky; his daughters, Sandra Martin (Tommy) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Sharon Simmons (Don) of Elkhart, Ind.; along with three grandsons, Timmy, Joseph, and Jesse Martin of Knoxville, Tenn.; and two granddaughters, Kristi Simmons of Elkhart, Ind., and Alicia Simmons of Chicago, Ill. He is also survived by a stepson, Bobby Hamlet (Faye) of Benton, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Williams; his father, Jesse Wright; and two wives; Helen Wright and Kathryn Wright.
Services will be on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Collier Funeral Chapel, Bro. Bruce Watts officiating.
Interment with military rites will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Mayfield, Ky.
Visitation will be held between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at the Collier Funeral Home. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Collier Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Clarks River Baptist Church, P.O. Box 9, Symsonia, KY 42082.