William Carl Ray, Jr. (Billy) died May 17, 2019. He was born in Birmingham in 1943, graduated from Indian Springs School, the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.

Following service in the US Army and completion of an oral surgery residency he returned to Birmingham where he practiced oral dentistry for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Marbury, by his son Billy and his wife Katherine and their children: Elizabeth and Will, and by his daughter Susannah and her husband Aaron Nissen and their sons Rainer and Pierce. He is also survived by his brother Alston Ray, sisters Mary Colquitt Evans and Genie Thompson, and step-brothers Joe Williams, Tom Williams and Frank Williams.

He came to the end of his life with thanksgiving for those who had loved him and for those whom he loved. MRR