The Passing of Edna Lion Member Dennis Ray

On August 12, 2020, our Lord welcomed home one of His truly unique creations, Dennis Edward Ray at 68 years of age. Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, at Slavik Funeral Home in Edna. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug 17, at First Baptist Church in Edna. Interment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Edna in a private family service.

Dennis was an advocate for many causes in his community. He was a charitable man, giving of time and money year after year to those less fortunate. His active involvement in several organizations will be sorely missed. As a member of the Edna Lion’s Club since 1984, he notably served as the local president three times, life member of Lion’s Camp and Director of Lion’s Camp for two years, and was honored as Lion of the Year, twice. He was recognized twice at the state level with the Jack Welch Fellowship award and also received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award for his international contributions to the greater Lion’s Club Organization.

He is survived by his wife Sandra; son Dennis Matthew “Matt” Ray of Lago Vista, married to Letitia; daughter Robbin Ray Graham of Salado, married to Chris; daughter Susan Ray Robles of Grey Forrest, married to Sammy. He is also survived by grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle, Trey, Caden, Mason and Reed, and his brothers Jim, Mike and Terry Ray.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to one of the following organizations: Texas Lion’s Camp at; Jackson County Area Go Texan Scholarships (P.O. Box 743, Edna, TX 77957);  First Baptist Church, Edna (P.O. Box 417 Edna, TX 77957); or to a charity of your choice. View full obituary at