Ray Drennan Jr.
LEDBETTER — Ray Dennan Jr., 87 of Ledbetter passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson.
Mr. Drennan was a retired coal miner, with 26 years underground, and a farmer. He was a decorated World War II Army veteran, serving as a Sharpshooter in the European Theater. He was a 60-year member of the Shady Grove Masonic Lodge, a member of the United Mine Workers of America, and a member of Smithland First Baptist Church.
Surviving are three stepsons, Daryl Dickerson of Ledbetter, Kendal Dickerson of Covington and Lynn Dickerson of Ledbetter; one stepdaughter, Delores Hensley of Ledbetter; one brother, Wendell Drennan of Evansville, Ind.; nine grandchildren, Tammy Cummins, Clara Reba Redfern, Thomas Ray Dickerson, Erica Rae Rapp, Nina Kijinski, Michael Dickerson, David Dickerson, Megan Buckner and Robert Weatherford; twelve great-grandchildren, one niece and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by one stepson, Clay Dickerson. His parents were Raymond and Lera Drennan.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland with the Revs. Blake Carter and Andrew Sexton officiating. Burial with military honors at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Crittenden County will follow.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.smithfc.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, Ky.