Ken H. Ray

Ken H. Ray, 78, of Springdale, died Saturday, July 25, 2020, at home. He was born February 25, 1942, in Horatio, Arkansas, to Hugh and Abby Ray. Ken graduated from DeQueen High School in 1960, where he was a member of the football team. He was a Boy Scout; earning many merit badges, and served as a Scout leader for many years. He loved hunting and the outdoors, and was well-known for his foot-made projects at local craft fairs. He was a faithful member of Cross Church Springdale. These achievements would be normal for any young man growing up in the 50’s, however, Ken, who was born without arms, was blessed with a family who taught him he could do anything he set his mind to. Ken Ray made a difference in many lives through his life dedicated to his Savior, who empowered him to be more than he ever imagined.

He is survived by his wife, Beth Ray of the home, to whom he was married 47 years; and one daughter, Mariah Weber (Dr. Steven Weber); and his grandchildren, Braden Weber and Brooke Weber, all of Farmington; in addition to many nieces and nephews. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and his three sisters: June Smith Hornor, Martha Stevens, and Melba Merchant (and their husbands).

His life will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, at Cross Church Springdale with Charlie Foster officiating. Visitation will be prior to the funeral from 1:00-2:00 at the church. Memorials may be made to Cross Church Outdoors, 1709 Johnson Road, Springdale AR 72762. Services arranged by Heritage Funeral Home. www.heritageofnwa.com