Born June 30, 1941 in Bloomfield, he was the son of Ward & Dorothy (Mattox) Ray.
Ted was a farmer and a mechanic. He had also worked at Haskett Auto Shop in Switz City.
Surviving relatives include: his wife Linda (Bishop) Ray of Linton; children Annette Baker and husband Lee Jr. of Bloomfield, Mark Ray and his wife Crystal of Switz City, Indiana; Alison Whipkey and husband Michael of Kennsburg, Ill., Matthew Ray and wife Amanda of Terre Haute, grandchildren, Miranda Dawn Baker, Justin Lee Baker, Cheyenne Whipkey, Michael Whipkey and sister, Nina Spohr of New Market.
He preceded in death by his parents; and one brother-in-law, David Spohr.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield and after 1 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Christian Church.
Service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Bethany Christian Church with Rev. Sherrel Page and Dr. Michael Frances. Burial will follow at Prairie Chapel Cemetery near Lyons.
The family wishes all donations be made to Bethany Christian Church in care of Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.