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1100 E. Tamarack Road
Altus, Oklahoma 73521
Billy Frank Ray, age 74, long-time Altus pharmacist, passed away early Sunday morning, June 28, 2015, at his residence, in Altus.
Mr. Ray was born in Altus, on February 25, 1941, to William C. and Mary Ellon (Wise) Ray. Growing up in Altus, Billy was a 1959 graduate of Altus High School. A proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Billy graduated from pharmacy school with the class of 1963. For a time, Billy worked as a pharmacist in the Oklahoma City and Norman area before returning to Altus. In 1968, after Billy returned to Altus, Keith Dodson, Bill Ray and Billy opened United Discount Drug, where he spent the next forty-four years and nine months, before building a new location across the street on East Broadway. On June 13, 1969, Billy married Cindy Lou Mackey and they spent the next forty-six wonderful years together before his death. A supporter of youth and community activities, Billy was an avid OU fan who enjoyed collecting coins and golfing, but most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his three grandsons and great granddaughter.
Preceded in death by his parents and one son, Jeff Ray, Billy is survived by his wife Cindy, of the home; one daughter, Joelle Dickenson of Altus; three grandsons, Damien Ray, William Ray and Gage Dickenson all of Altus; one great granddaughter, Everly Parker of Altus and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation services have been entrusted to Lowell-Tims Funeral Home and Crematory of Altus.
For family and friends not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 1:58 p.m. Thursday. Go to www.Lowell-Tims.com
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1100 East Tamarack Road
Altus, OK 73521