Ray “Bill” Neff Sr., 94, of Hardinsburg, KY passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Medco Center of Hardinsburg.
He was born March 11, 1926 in Campton, KY to Leslie Byrd and Maude (Howard) Neff. Ray married Ruby Mae Bland on March 1, 1947 in McQuady, KY. He owned and operated heavy machinery most of his life and was most proud of his Caterpillar bulldozer. Ray also owned livestock and farmed tobacco throughout his life. Ray loved his family and enjoyed telling stories and spending time with his family and friends. He was lovingly known as “Papaw Bill” by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Mae Neff of 61 years in 2009, siblings Lee Neff, Denzil Neff, Wendel Neff, Jimmy Neff, LB Neff, Kenneth Neff, Bobby Neff, Margie Stilwell, Kathleen Wheatley, Betty Ann Bell, and granddaughter, Samantha Rogers and great granddaughter, Morgan Marsch. Ray is survived by 2 siblings, Emma Jaggers and Jack Neff, his children Lula Mae (late Glenn Dexter) Marsch, William Ray Neff, Paul Allen Neff, and Teresa Faye (Chris) Robinson, 8 grandchildren: Scott (Donna) Marsch, Cathy (Wayne) Boswell, Jennifer Wimmer, Melody (Mike) Payne, Amber Neff (Jason Reardon), Donald Sams, AJ Stinchcomb, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Visitation was held from 10:30 to 1:30 on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Cloverport Funeral Home, Cloverport, KY with burial following at New Bethel Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.cloverportfuneralhome.