Ray Dorsey
Ray Dorsey
Ray Dorsey

Obituary of Ray Dorsey

Ray W Dorsey, 74, of Quincy and formerly of Barry, Illinois, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at his home. He was born June 1, 1942, in Quincy, Illinois to Roy Deneen Dorsey and Mary Ellen Ehrgott Dorsey. He married Marsha Miller on January 4, 1990 and she preceded him in death on October 22, 2006.

He is survived by his children, Lori Obert of Quincy, Delray (Ann) Dorsey of Weymouth, Massachusetts, Mary Dorsey of Bluffton, Indiana, and Larry (Jessica) Dorsey of Quincy, Illinois. Also surviving are grandchildren Delray, Ashley, Austin, Cody, Kayla, and Savannah and a great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marsha, sister Donna Pine, an infant brother Delbert Dorsey, and granddaughter Madison.

Ray worked for 14 years at the Illinois Veterans Home. He also worked for the Quincy Herald Whig doing route delivery. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, and collecting – especially matchbox cars. He was a member of the Griggsville Church of the Nazarene, and a veteran of the US Army and the Illinois National Guard.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, March 24th at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville. Burial will be in the Griggsville Cemetery. Family will meet with friends on Friday at the funeral chapel from 12:00pm until the time of the funeral service. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.airsman-hires.com. Memorial contributions may be left to "Fishing for Freedom", a Veterans program. in care of the funeral home and mailed to Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, Box 513, Pittsfield, IL 62363. The Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Griggsville is in charge of the arrangements.