Samuel “Sam” Ray, 48, died Fri., Dec. 19, 2014, at his home. A native of Keen Valley, NY, he is the son of Margaret “Maggie” Ray of Stephentown, NY, and the late Bobby Ray. Sam was a operating engineer of heavy equipment for gas pipelines. He was also a member of Local 465 International Operating Engineers.
SURVIVED: In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Dawn Hester Ray, of the home; sister, Debbie Norris and husband Tony of Stephentown, NY; brother, Bobby and Renessa Ray of San Francisco, CA; mother and father-in-law, Carolyn and Allen Hester of Shelby; brother-in-law, Jeff Hester and wife Angela of Charlotte; sister-in-law, Karen Ahl and husband Anders of Sweden; nephews, Jacob and Jesper Ahl, and Ryan Norris and girlfriend Caitlyn Groh; and his canine companions, Charlie, Sophie, and Ozzie.
GRAVESIDE SERVICES: Tuesday, 11:30am, at Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service, at the home.
VISITATION: Friends are welcome to stop by for viewing at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, Tuesday, 10-11a.m
CLERGY: Dr. Rob Helton
FUNERAL HOME: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby