Thomas D. “Tommy” Ray, 71,
beloved husband of Brenda Swails Ray, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday,
July 3, 2019 at his residence.
Mr. Ray was born the son
of David Ray and Bela Ethridge Ray on August 18, 1947 in Georgetown County.
He was a retired employee of International Paper Company and was a member
of the Quarter Century Club. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was
a member of the Puncheon Creek Hunting Club and attended Holy Trinity Pentecostal
Holiness Church. He was a devoted husband, loving father, cherished
grandfather, caring brother, and a loyal friend.
Tommy and Brenda were married
on June 3, 1966 and celebrated 53 years together. Their home was
blessed with: a daughter, Jackie Ray (Mark) Lockliear; and three
granddaughters, Brook, Amber, and Caitlynn. He is survived by: a
brother, Earl Ray; three sisters, Nell (David) Howard, Nita (Nelson) Connelly,
and Margaret Powell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Home Going Celebration
will be 3PM, Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Holy Trinity Pentecostal Holiness
Church. Officiating will be Pastor Brett Gardner and Mr. Larry Forbes.
Visitation will be 6-8PM, Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Holy Trinity Pentecostal