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Ray Weathers

June 7, 1959 — May 9, 2024


If you knew Ray, you know that he was not afraid to try anything. He had many jobs starting at a young age. Some were… a carhop at Sonic, a projectionist at the drive-in, muffler repairman, oil rig worker, airplane repair (you fixed it, you go on the first flight!), and he flipped many a hand tossed pizza crust at Pizza Inn and Nick's Pizzeria.

He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1980 and served as a Ground Radio Communications Specialist until 1985. 

After the military, Ray went into the profession of Water and Wastewater, serving his community, to ensure that the water that they received was safe for families and the environment.

Ray had a passion for music. It all started when his father, who played guitar and sang… Pop would have Ray come out and sing “A Boy Named Sue” during a jam session. It was, after all, suitable because Ray’s first name was Carroll! You could find Ray singing and playing the guitar with family, in a band, and sitting around the campfire for hours on end. He was truly an entertainer, known as the word man by many, if you could hum a tune or knew a few words of a song Ray could play and sing it.

Motorhead, that was Ray. If it had a motor he could fix it. If it ran, he could tweak it to run better. He never got tired of getting greasy, he’d buy a vehicle, fix it up, sell or trade it for another one (or two) and start all over again.

Ray started riding motorcycles at the age of 12. It didn’t matter that he had to jump twice to get on that dirtbike, he was going to ride! His dream ride was a Harley Davidson 67 Electra Glide. His dream came true, purchasing one in a basket and building it to be his dream ride with a saddle for a seat! He named her Sarah, and rode his dream machine for years!

Ray was known as Ray-Ray by those who loved him, Co-ker (Cowboy Biker) by the great white northern Michigan crew, Crazy Ray by the Texas crowd, and Two-fer by the motorheads!

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Peggy Clore; his sister Renea Morris; Ray's much loved Aunts and Uncles, Numerous Nieces and Nephews, his Great- Nieces and Nephews, and Great-Great- Niece and Nephew.

Ray was proceeded in death by his Father - USMC Sgt. Maj. Billy Ray Weathers, his Mother -  Gwendolyn Virginia (Stout) Weathers, Brothers Randy and Ricky Weathers, Ray's Father-In-Law- Charles Robert Clore Sr. (Army), Mother-In-Law Mary Louise (Vaughan) Clore (Navy), Brother-In-Law Charles Robert Clore Jr.,Nephew - USMC LCPL Peter James Clore and Ray's Great-Great Nephew Ashton Myles Hurley.

Ray believed in working hard and playing hard. 

He would say, “You never know what cards you’ll be dealt in life. What counts is how you play ‘em!”

There is no room in life for whining, you can always find something to make you smile and laugh, be thankful, it could always be worse!

M O O N   spells Everything! (LOVE)

Family has requested for those interested in attending a service for Ray that there will be a Celebration of Life gathering for Ray's Friends and Family in a few weeks.

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