Retired Raleigh Fire Captain Joseph Stanley “Stan” Ray (1971-1996) passed away at a home in Zebulon on Friday, April 7. He was 73 years old.
Captain Ray is the second member of the department’s only fourth-generation family. His father was retired Lt. Joe Ray (1976). His son is Captain and Incident Safety Officer K.C. Ray (A shift). His step-grandson is First Class Firefighter Jordan Lairson (Sta 15-A). His grandson is Firefighter Recruit Scott Ray.
Graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Pearce Baptist Church Cemetery, 4634 Pearces Road, Zebulon, with Rev. Mark Cottrell officiating.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the Graveside Service in the Church Fellowship Hall and at other times at the home.
Captain Ray is pictured in a photo from the 1984 history book.