James Preston “Duncan” Ray Jr.
James Preston “Duncan” Ray Jr., 46, of Poteau, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Poteau. Duncan was born July 31, 1965, in Poteau to James Preston and Sharon Kay (Carroll) Ray Sr. He was a roughneck in the oil field. Duncan graduated from Poteau High School in 1983. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid OU football fan. He loved his granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his sister, LaVanna Marie Ray-Elmore; grandmother, Violet Carroll; and uncle, Cecil “Rat” Carroll.Survivors include his son, Preston Lee Ray of Poteau; daughter Jada Marie Ray of Poteau; mother, Sharon Lopez of Fort Smith, Ark.; father, James Ray Sr. of Helena; granddaughter, Madalynn Rae Ware; brother, Bobby Ray of Madill; sister, Barbara Dodson of Cushing; special uncles, Billy Carroll and Leonard Carroll; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, many beloved friends.Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating.Pallbearers will be Lee Timms, Jason Timms, Jody Thompson, Steve Pickle, Brent Carroll, and Danny Blaylock.Online messages may be left at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.