William Ray Silvey
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William Ray Silvey
  • March 8, 1920 - November 4, 2017
  • Texarkana, Texas

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William Ray Silvey of Texarkana, AR. died Saturday, November 4, 2017 in a local hospital. He was born to parents, Will and Allie Starrit Silvey March 8, 1920, in Willisville, Arkansas. He was a WW II veteran and retired from Red River Arsenal. He was a long-time member of Fairview United Methodist Church where he had served in many capacities.

Mr. Silvey was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters; Norma Rollings, Olive Moudy, Aileen McGregor, and Virginia Silvey.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Sue Silvey. Other survivors include three children and their spouses; Dinah and Graham Gutting, John and Melissa Silvey, Rusty and Mary Ellen Silvey; five grandchildren and spouses; Mark and Christi Gutting, Ryan and Lesleigh Silvey, Will Silvey, Brian Gutting, and Catherine and Jason Baumgardner; five great-grandchildren Dylan, Ryleigh, and Sadee Silvey and Bodie and Haven Baumgardner, and a sister Mary Jo Waters, and her two sons, Mike and Randy Waters.

Graveside funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 6, 2017, at Willisville Cemetery, Willisville, AR. with Rev. Phil McClarty and Graham Gutting officiating. Family will receive friends at Willisville Methodist Chruch from 1 to 2:00 P.M. prior to the graveside service.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suit 900, Arlington, VA. 22202 or Fairview United Methodist Church, 1524 Laurel St., Texarkana, AR. 71854.

Condolences may be left at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.