David Allen Ray, age 68 of Gaylord, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
David was born in Grayling on July 26, 1949 to Ervin and Marjorie (Wakely) Ray. In addition to his work as a logger and in maintenance at Grayling Mercy Hospital, he also worked at the Grayling Bowling Alley for many years. In 2001, he moved to Gaylord and worked at the Gaylord Bowling Center. In his spare time, he enjoyed NASCAR, dancing and listening to ole time country music, bonfires, horseshoes, and, of course, bowling.
David is survived by his wife Susan; children Jason & Jeriann Steiger, Leslie & Marc McKee, Mechelle Steiger & Ken Kent, Davy & Angie Ray, Dannie Ray, Amanda & Travis Eddy, and Heather Lippard; grandchildren Jason, Justin, Christopher, Rebecca, Marc, William, Brandon, Davy, Tommy, Gracie, Zaynah, Zaydee, Amiaha, Dannie, and Paytin; and brothers Thomas and Ronald Ray.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Randy Ray; and sister Connie Woyan.
David’s family has chosen to remember him privately at this time. Contributions in his memory may be made to the family for future designation.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.