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Celebrating the life of

Donald Keith Ray

Passed away on October 19, 2020

Donald Keith Ray

Donald “Keith” Ray, 78, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at his residence. 

He was born in Savannah and after the loss of his mother at a young age, lived in Savannah and Lyons with family.  During that time, his uncles taught him the construction trade which ultimately led to him owning and operating the Keith Ray Construction Company.

Mr. Ray was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and especially his grandson, Alex.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Grace Ray; daughter, Tanya Marie Ray; and sisters, Linda Felkel, Barbara Grace Ray and mother-in-law, Alma VanGennip.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Marilyn Ray; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Kirsten Ray; grandson, Alex Ray all of Savannah; sister, Jean Litsey of Atlanta; several nieces and nephews and very close cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 23, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the mass.

Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances:  St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Nancy and J.C. Lewis Cancer Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Dr., Savannah, GA 31405.

Social distancing and the wearing of masks is encouraged for the safety of everyone attending.

 

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Our sincerest condolences for your loss

- Perry and PriscillaRussell, Ellabell, Ga.


Our sincerest condolences for your loss

- Perry and PriscillaRussell, Ellabell, Ga.


Marilyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

- Anita Bragg, Savannah, GA


I’m so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Stephanie Tabor and Family, Stevensville , (Maryland)


I’m sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family. I wish that I had met him. Clara talks very highly of all the family. If there is anything I can do for y’all I will. Prayers and hugs.

- Pam Harvey. Sister of Clara Gallaher, Kingston, Tenn


A candle has been lit!

Surely you will be missed. Thank you for loving us and being a wonderful "Uncle Keith" to Macenzie.

- The Burton Family, Lyons, Ga


Mrs. Ray, Brian, Kirsten & Alex: We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Ray's passing. I know there are difficult times ahead for you, but I also know God is with you & he will give you the strength you need to get through this. You are in our prayers. So glad I had the pleasure of meeting him. A prayer for his soul will also be said. God bless you all.

- Charles & Lorraine Harris, El Paso, Texas


Much respect for Keith as a friend and customer.

- Bucky Floyd, Savannah, Georgia


So very sorry for your loss You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Steve and Peggy Niedbala

- Stephen A Niedbala, Savannah, GA


So sorry for your loss! Praying for your family dear.... God Bless y’all !

- Jill Vause , Richmond Hill , GA


Dear Family of Keith, Keith and I are the same age, growing up in Deptford Homes, where he lived as well as stayed there and in Lyons after his Mom died. We always got along, June, Woodson, Bryan and JoAnn. Katherine tried her best to keep all of us straight. I have many happy memories going back to 6 years old . Please know that I was so saddened to see this even though I hadn't seen Keith in years. I always thought of him as my Friend.

- James & Beverly Clark, RICHMOND HILL, GA


Our thoughts are with the Ray family during this difficult time. Keith was a good friend to Louie and Dale. Sorry for your loss.

- The Zorn Family, Savannah, GA


Keith was always a cool guy. He liked to joke around and was always fair and not afraid to get his hands dirty. I will miss him.

- Billy cox, Richmondhill, ga.


Dad and I are so sad to hear of this - all of us at J&L Glass are thinking of the family and sending our prayers during this time.

- Cara "Shealy" Getter / John Shealy, Savannah, Georgia


My condolences for your loss.

- Ivan Duran, savannah, Georgia


Bryan, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. May God bless and keep you all.

- Wendy Lightfoot Lindsey , Houston, Texas


Keith you were a ray of sunshine. You were a good neighbor, friend and godparent to our children. You will be missed but I know heaven will have a great angel mow, share all those jokes with everyone and keep smiling.

- Christine Green, Savannah , Ga


A candle has been lit!

Keith you were a ray of sunshine. You were a good neighbor, friend and godparent to our children. You will be missed but I know heaven will have a great angel mow, share all those jokes with everyone and keep smiling.

- Christine Green, Savannah , Ga


So sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Terry & Mat Turner, Savannah, GA


Please accept our warmest condolences. We are deeply sorry for your loss! Donna & Larry Cowart

- Donna & Larry Cowart, Savannah , Georgia


SO SORRY I COULD NOT ATTEND. PRAYERS FOR ALL THE FAMILY!

- CRAIG LONG, GARDEN CITY, GA


To the Ray family, Danny and I are truly sorry about the loss of Keith. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in your precious memories. May God bless you. Danny and Janet Edwards

- Janet Edwards, Savannah, GA


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200