Obed Jackson Ray, 86, of Sherwood died Sunday, May 19, 2013. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was a member of Smokey Lane Apostolic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Docile Ray; and sister, Lenita Fay Brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Vivian Roper Ray; daughters, Shareta Peoples and husband Randy, Angela Humphries and husband Gary; son, Bert Garcia and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Austin, James, Sheila, Vicki, Ronnie, Sara and Phillip; six great-grandchildren; and brothers, Norman, Marvin and Fred Ray.

A celebration of his life will be held Friday, May 24 at Smokey Lane Apostolic Church. Burial will be in Edgewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Sign the online guest book at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.