Rev Crane showed me the way. I’ll never forget when he came to centenary baptist in yankeetown. He revived the church with his enthusiasm and love for the lord I can only imagine how many lives he changed and saved he always told me show me a man with a ragged bible and I’ll show you a man who’s life isn’t. Sorry for your loss Mary but I know Ray is rejoicing
Dear Mary and family, we are so very sorry for the loss of Ray. He was a great pastor, friend and person. We will never forget our trip to Germany, he enjoyed that so much. Due to the COVID situation we are staying very close to home. Please except our sincere condolences. Linda and Ray Powell
Mary, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Ray. Kyle and I loved him and we are so glad we got to see him when we visited with you guys recently. We will never forget him. Bless you and may you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. We know Ray is in heaven watching over all of us.
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Reverend Ray Arthur Crane, 84, of Evansville, Indiana passed away on Thursday, December 10th, 2020. He was born on August 6th, 1936 in Evansville, Indiana to Orville Crane and Mary Phillips (Porter).
Ray was married to his beloved wife, Mary L. Crane (Cater), for 62 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a General Baptist Minister. He served at several churches throughout his 20 years as a minister. His proudest moment was when he became ordained in 1985. He was a very religious man who loved to read and study the Word of God. For fun, Ray loved oil painting and traveling. His favorite trips were his vacation in Europe in 2000 and his mission trip to Romania in 2004.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bobby Phillips.
Ray is survived by wife; his siblings; Carolyn (Poodle) Pemberton, Patricia (Rennie) Erwin, and Gloria (Donnie) Eilert; his children; Dena (Tim) Rowans, Theresa (Rick) Hammock, Gregory Crane, and Roger (Missy) Crane; his grandchildren; Angela (TJ) Currie, Bridget Williams, Amanda Rowans, Brett Rowans, Drayke Richardt, and Dakota (Victoria) Richardt; and great-grandchildren; Daxson Richardt, Allyson Martin, Blake Heck, Landon Heck, Morgan Scroggins, Karter Rowans, and Hunter Collier; and his one great-great grandchild, Kaison Dunmire; and many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice in Evansville, Indiana and to Glenda from the VNA for their loving and tender care of Ray.
Visitation will take place at 12 p.m. at the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park on Monday, December 14th Evansville, Indiana with the service to follow at 1 p.m. officiated by Reverend Jack Eberhardt.
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