Mr. Gary Robert Ray, 69 of Hillman, Michigan died peacefully at MediLodge of Hillman on September 3, 2021 with his wife at his side. He was born in Flint, Michigan to the late, Robert and Betty Ray on March 10, 1952. Gary worked as a fork lift operator for the General Motors truck plant in Flint and after retirement moved to Hillman. He was a member of the Hopewell General Baptist Church in Flint. Gary was an avid hunter. He began hunting when he was 14 years old and was able to take home a deer every year since, sometimes multiple. He also enjoyed to fish and was known to help anyone in need. He was a good husband and family man that will be missed deeply.
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Irwana Ray of Hillman; daughter, Karen Ray of Montrose; grandchildren, Reighlynn, Haven, and Serenity; and brother, Richard (Katie) Francis of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Betty Ray.
In accordance with Gary's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family has chosen to remember him privately at this time. There will be a celebration held in honor of Gary at a later date at the Hillman United Methodist Church.