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Ray E. Nalley

May 24, 1933 ~ November 10, 2018 (age 85)

Ray E. Nalley my beloved Husband and our daughter Tamela Rae’s Daddy, and our Grandchildren Bryant Ray Anderson, Lauren Mae Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Derek and Alyssa Anderson’s beloved Grandpa passed into Heaven to spend eternity with God and His only begotten son Jesus Christ our Savior.

Ray was born on May 25, 1933 to Gaines and Rose Nalley. He had four deceased brothers Milferd (Margaret) Nalley, Millard Nalley, Robert (Alleen) Nalley, Warner (Bertha) Nalley, and one sister Mabel Nalley. Ray also had four other siblings who died at birth or a very young age.

Ray was one of the family of the First General Baptist Church in Oakland City for the past 50 years, where he served as a Deacon, the Board of Trustees, and as an Usher for many years. He also served as Treasurer of his Sunday School Class, helped the elderly to winterize their homes, and helped many other people in need in many ways. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the President’s Oak Leaf Society of Oakland City University.

Ray graduated from Stendal, IN High School in a class of nine. There are three classmates sill living, Rose Brerman, Don (Ruth) Kammon, and Kenneth and Mary Whitecamp.

Ray spent two years in service for his country in the United States Army in Germany at the Rhine Ordinance Supply Depot. His job was as a chauffeur for the Generals and al high ranking men in the service. He drove a Jeep or a large Bentley. Since his honorable discharge from the Army, which was during a time of worldwide peace, Ray has had two of his own Jeeps, one of which he has been happy to give to his youngest Grandson, Derek Bruce and Alyssa Anderson his wife of one year ago on October 11, 2018.

Ray married Marlene Sue (Lee) Nalley on July 12, 1957. He was a kind, loving, and gentle soul. He will be missed by his wife, daughter, grandchildren, church family, and many other families and treasured loved ones.

The funeral and visitation will be Saturday November 17th at the First General Baptist Church in Oakland City at 224 W. Harrison Street. Public visitation from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. Funeral Service to start at 11:00AM. Entombment will follow at New Liberty Cemetery in Coe, IN.

Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City, IN has been entrusted with arrangements. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Ray at

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