Born April 10, 1949, in Russell County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Ernest and Nellie Brumley Wheat. Ray was a mechanic and also enjoyed woodworking and fishing.
Survivors include his loving wife, Linda Bridwell Wheat of Liberty, whom he wed on August 14, 1972; three sisters, Mae Morgan of Middleburg, Louise Curtsinger of Moreland, and Bessie Worley of Russell Springs; one grandson, Jordan Wheat; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a son, Ryan Wheat; one brother, Louis Wheat; and two sisters, Loretta Wheat and Patsy Wheat.
Cremation rites were honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. No services will be held at this time.
Ray’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with an online guestbook available at www.mckinneybrown.com