John Alvin Ray, 62, Sebring, Fla., formerly of LaGrange County, died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at his residence.
He was born November 4, 1949, in Sturgis, Mich., to Cletus Eldon and Ruth Ann (Schrock) Ray.
He was a 1967 graduate of Lakeland High School and retired after 23 years at Ross Laboratories in Sturgis, Mich.
Surviving are his mother, Ruth Gappinger, Elkhart; two sons, John Joseph Ray, Yuma, Ariz., and Craig Eldon Ray, stationed in Silverdale, Wash.; one sister, Sue (Robert) McClellan, Elkhart; and one brother, Michael Ray, Gaylord, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cletus Ray.
There will be no visitation or services.