Michael A. "Mike" Ray

Michael A. "Mike" Ray

Michael A. "Mike" Ray

October 02, 1958~January 13, 2019

Michael A. “Mike” Ray of Tarpon Springs, Florida passed away at 9:45AM on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at HPH Hospice in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Mike was born to Neal Ray and Phyllis (Steinke) Ward, on October 2, 1958 in Fort Worth, Texas. He married Frances (Fran) Pops on August 21, 1982 who survives at their residence.

He is survived by his parents; his son, Derek Ray of Leesburg, Florida; three brothers, Dennis (Lynne) Ray, James (Krissy) Ray, Neal (Tori) Ray, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William “Bill” Ray and Jeff Ray, and a niece, Bethany Ray.

He was a 1977 graduate of New Knoxville High School, New Knoxville OH, and graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology in 1982 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed by Raytheon in Largo, Florida as an engineer for over 20 years.

His hobbies included golf, traveling, cards, and being resourceful around the house. Mike was a devoted husband and father, and he will be deeply missed by many.


Sam & Shanta Odom (Co-workers)

January 15, 2019, 12:00 am

Mike was a wonderful person who always had a smile when you saw him in the hallways.

Tom & Jean Greenawalt (Friends)

January 16, 2019, 12:00 am

Fran and Derek:
You have our deepest sympathies. Though it will be difficult, I will try to remember all the good times with Spanky. Bless both of you, Tom

Betty Apolinar (Co-worker)

January 17, 2019, 12:00 am

My condolences to you and your family on the passing of Michael Ray. He was a great person and always helpful. I will forever be grateful. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan McCullough Whitaker (classmate)

January 17, 2019, 12:00 am

To Fran,
I was a classmate of Mike's. We only had like 44 kids in the class, so we all knew each other. Mike was such a nice guy. So sorry for your loss.

Candice & Daniel Spring (Classmates in highschool)

January 17, 2019, 12:00 am

From Candice: Mike was a great classmate. You could see he was hardworking and respectful &fun.
From Daniel: Mike was a good friend, shared some interests, like cars & tinkering.
Sorry to the family and condolences.

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