Ray Corwin Lan­caster

The Saline Courier Weekend - - NEWS -

Ray Corwin Lan­caster, 86, of Bryant, went home to be with Je­sus on Wed­nes­day, June 12, 2019. He was born in Lit­tle Rock to Lawrence and Ce­cil Dyer Lan­caster. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Ma­bel­vale High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force dur­ing the Korean War. He then be­gan his ca­reer with the Lit­tle Rock Fire Depart­ment, re­tir­ing as a bat­tal­ion chief af­ter 36 years of ser­vice. He was a mem­ber of Ma­sonic Lodge #714 and also a mem­ber of Lo­cal 204 of the In­ter­na­tional Al­liance of The­atri­cal Stage Em­ploy­ees.

Ray was an ac­tive life­long mem­ber of Henderson United Methodist Church which he sup­ported through his prayers, his pres­ence, his gifts and his ser­vice. He made many last­ing friend­ships in the Wes­ley Sun­day School class. Ray en­joyed help­ing his friends, neigh­bors and the com­mu­nity. For many years, he kept the neigh­bor­hood mail­boxes re­paired. He was rec­og­nized for his abil­ity to fix what was bro­ken or bring new life to things that oth­ers might dis­card. He served on the board of the Bryant Se­nior Well­ness and Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents. He is sur­vived by his wife of 62 years, Bar­bara El­lis Lan­caster; a daugh­ter, Susan Wright (David), of Bryant; a son, Mark Lan­caster (Kim), of Ar­vada, Colorado; a sis­ter, Carolyn Gra­ham (Ed), of Arkadel­phia; three grand­chil­dren, Josh Wright (Mol­lie), of Fayet­teville, and Kate and Keira Lan­caster, of Ar­vada; two great-grand­chil­dren, Bo and Josie Wright; and many neph­ews, nieces, cousins and friends.

In­ter­ment will be held at 9 a.m. Satur­day, June 15, at For­est Hills Me­mo­rial Park in Alexander.

Visi­ta­tion will fol­low at Henderson United Methodist Church, be­gin­ning at 10 a.m., with fu­neral ser­vice taking place at 11 a.m., of­fi­ci­ated by the Revs. Melvin Moss and Kevin Lyon.

Ar­range­ments are en­trusted to Lit­tle Rock Fu­neral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct., 501-224-2200.

On­line guest book: www.lit­tle­rock­fu­ner­al­home.com.

Fam­ily Com­ments: A spe­cial thanks to the many fam­ily mem­bers and friends who cared for, vis­ited and sup­ported Ray through the fi­nal sea­son of his life on this side of heaven. Through­out his life, Ray en­joyed work­ing hard, lov­ing peo­ple and hav­ing fun.


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