Russell Dale Ray (Rusty)
July 03, 1956 - October 04, 2021
Born July 3, 1956 in Lawrence, Ks to Alfred and Violet Ray he passed away October 4, 2021 peacefully at his home. He married the love of his life Feb 18, 1980 they spent 41 wonderful years together with many adventures.
He is survived by his wife Sandi at the home, Daughters Jamie Tibbits and Melanie Ray,his mother Violet Ray, Brother Ronnie and Ginger Ray (wife) all of Topeka, Brother Rodney Ray of Kentucky, sister in law Susan Ray, Vicki Neeley, Dora Mae and Benny (husband) brother in law Gayland Tibbits, Caroline Scott, all of Topeka, Ks, Six living grandchildren many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many friends.
He was proceeded in death by his father Alfred Ray, His son Russell Ray II, brother Randi Ray, Grandparents Margaret and Benjamin Ray, Irene and Irvin Harper, brother in laws Daryl Neeley, sister in laws Irene Tibbits Scott (peach) and his best and long time friend/family Duane Overfield.
Rusty worked for the city of Topeka water department for several years before early retirement due to an auto accident.
Rusty loved his family and friends; he didn't know a stranger; he loved to listen to his music in his man cave (garage).
He will be missed by all who loved him who touched many lives.
Celebration of Life will be on Saturday October 9, 2021 at his home at 1426 SW Indian Trail Topeka Ks 5pm followed by a dinner.