Carl Wray Jr.

June 3, 1934 ~ February 4, 2019 (age 84)

Carl Wray Jr., 84, of Buffalo, died Monday (February 4, 2019) at his home following a two-year illness.

He was born June 3, 1934 in Byesville, son of the late Carl Wray Sr. and Fay (Sherman) Wray.

A 1954 graduate of Valley Local High School, Mr. Wray retired in 1999 from AMG Vanadium.  He had also worked at Riesbeck’s and the Byesville IGA.

He was a member of the Ava United Methodist Church.

Carl was a forty-year member of the Point Pleasant Masonic Lodge # 360 F. & A.M. and a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge.

He enjoyed mowing his yard.  Carl was one of the original members of the morning coffee group at the Byesville McDonald’s. He was well known for his easy going personality and for the kindness he always had for others, his quick wit and a well told joke will be missed and remembered by many. 

Carl was a US Army veteran, having served from 1954 to 1956.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Cazzell) Wray, who died October 13, 2010.  They were married February 21, 1955.  Also deceased are four sisters, Bernice Wray, Shirley Lake, Charlotte Whitehair, and Judy Koval.

He is survived by a son, Jeff (& Donna) Wray of Pleasant City; two daughters, Carla (& Mark) Davis of Caldwell and Jodi (& Randy) Saling of Cambridge; three grandchildren, Dalton Wray, McKenzie Wray, and Cade Saling; and his companion & caregiver, Sandy Hill of Byesville.

Visitation will be held Thursday (February 7, 2019) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Byesville, where Masonic services will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Friday (February 8, 2019) at 11 a.m. at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Byesville, with Rev. Tom Matus officiating.

Burial will be at Buffalo Cemetery, with military graveside honors conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.

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