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Ray Ernest Luther

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Ray Ernest Luther, 90, Clay City, passed away at 12:45 a.m., March 22, 2008, at Regional Hospital, following a short illness.

He was born May 17, 1917, in Clay City, to Ernest and Nora (Greenwell) Luther.

Ray attended Clay City High School and graduated in 1937.

Ray worked for Peabody Coal, building coal tipples in many areas across the United States.

He retired from Peabody Coal as a superintendent after 42 years of service.

Ray enjoyed woodworking, growing roses and visiting his friends at the Clay City Ford Dealership. In his younger years, Ray also enjoyed breeding, raising and selling registered Boxers. During his later years, Ray enjoyed traveling across the country with his friend Lillian and her son Carl.

He was also a member of the Clay City First United Methodist Church, Clay City Lions Club, Clay City Senior Citizens, Clay City Masonic Lodge and the Terre Haute Scottish Rite Chapter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Nora (Greenwell) Luther, wife Norma (Duncan) Luther of 42 years, son Conrad Luther, siblings Bill Luther and Marilyn Brown.

He is survived by daughter Jana Lee, grandson Sean Harris and wife April, great-grandchildren Samantha and Taylor Harris, very best friend of 24 years Lillian Graves and son, sisters Phyllis Hausfeld and Moyne Hall and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Services will be at Clay City First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., Wednesday, with Pastor Steve Rundel officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clay City First United Methodist Church.

Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

To light a candle in his memory, visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com.