William E "Pete" Ray

Profile Updated: September 21, 2015
Class Year: 1955
Residing In: Haughton, LA USA
Occupation: Retired USAF * Volunteer Sheriff Deputy, Bossier Parish,
Children (LC School and Class Year - if applicable) William E. "Rocky" Ray, Jr. b. 22 Feb 1956 deceased. Born Elmendorf AFB,Territory of Alaska
Lynda More…Charlene Ray,Gilbert, b. 6 Jan 1959. Born Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls TX
Dorothy Marie Ray, b. 15 Dec 1964. Born Logansport, IN
Everett Wade Ray, b. 9 Sep 1966. Born Offutt AFB, NE
Military Service: USAF 20 years  
College attended:

U of Maryland

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8 grandchildren. 2 of which I have not seen since they were under 2 years old. So if you run across William E. Ray III or his brother Adam, steer them in my direction.
Also have 9 great-grandchildren of which I am aware. Don't know if those two boys have children.


Jennie M. Dudley Ray


William B. Ray


Minnie Lou Ray (deceased)
Peggy Marie Ray (deceased)
Lindia Lee Ray (deceased)
Barbara Jane Ray Turnbow - Lebanon, TN


MSgt USAF Retired. Airborne Electronic Countermeasures Tech. Air Traffic Control. Technical School Instructor. Retired from USAF Jan 1974
Retired from Boeing 2002 - Electrical Engineering on almost any military aircraft of the time, including Air Force One
Spent 5 years vacationing in South Africa
Returned to USA in 2007
Now work 2 or more days per week as a deputy for the Bossier Parish Sheriff.
Hobbies have included Flying - Beechcraft Musketeer. Cried when I had to give it up following heart surgery in 1989.
Amateur radio operator (HAM) since 1960s.
Writing poetry and songs. Trying to play the guitar. Been practicing for about 65 years now. Raised Irish Setters and gaited (TN Walking horses, MO Foxtrotters) horses for a period of time.
Like to drive fast in my little HyundaiTiburon. Was also one of the fastest gunslingers in the US for a very long time. There were those that were faster, but not fast enough to survive a gunfight! Nope, never shot myself in the foot, leg, or elsewhere!
Just to pass the time I was an extra in several movies.
1. The Year One w/ Jack Black
2. Soul Man w/ Bernie Mack and Samuel L. Jackson
3. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt w/ Michael Douglas
4. Skookum - A bigfoot story. My son and I were deputy sheriff's
Also did a couple with people that no one recognizes.

Most influential teacher

Pauline Pigue, Goldyne Taylor, Mary Jane House, Lara Kendall

School Story:

Attended Ridgely School from first to 9th grades.
Moved to Dyersburg and continued there.

Would like to hear from anyone remembering me from school.

I was the scrawny little kid that all the guys liked to bully and all the girls ignored. If I did not get beat up, I considered it a great day.

1st grade sweethearts were Earl Ray Collier and Wanda Shelton.
My main antagonist was John Mann. Worst and hardest fist fight was with Willie Johnson brought on by his abuse of a 1st grade student on the school bus. Willie and I were in junior high.

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Surfing the internet for info on classmates

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Dec 21, 2014 at 10:04 AM

May you enjoy many more.

Nov 18, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Hi, girlfriend! Isn't it nice to be 15 again! (7+8=15)

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Posted on: Sep 02, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Sorry I can't celebrate with you, Bev, but I have a treadmill test that day!


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Posted on: Aug 14, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Hard to believe that after all this time, you are still so beautiful!
Do have a wonderful birthday. Wish I could celebrate with you.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Taken about the time I retired from the USAF.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:39 AM
See me in The Year One starring Jack Black.
I have 3 parts. The priest pictured here, a merchant, and a citizen.
Also was in Soul Men, Bernie Mac & Samuel Jackson and Beyond A Reasonable Doubt, Michael Douglas
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Pretoria Botanical Gardens in South Africa.
The stream is artificial. Sure makes a nice background though.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Petting lion cubs in South Africa
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Can't play it, but I can make a noise. Maybe I will learn someday. Have only been practicing for about 65 years.
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2012 Taken while on patrol duty
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