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Charles Ray Jackson, Sr., 82, of Augusta, Kentucky passed away at his residence on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Clara, who died in 2002.


Ray, as he was known to many, was born on June 18, 1939 in Fleming County, Kentucky to his parents, the late Thomas G. and Minnie B. (nee Smith) Jackson. He was a member of the Pioneer Club for Berry Global (formerly Clopay) and a life member of the National Rifle Association.


He leaves behind sons, Anthony Jackson and Timmy Weinel, and daughters, Tammy McNay (Rick), Beverly Mayes, Susie Duncan, Angela King, Tiffany Fox (Andrew), and Bobbie Jo Mayes (Gary). Also surviving are his brother, Carroll Jackson; his sister, Lorena Best; twenty-seven grandchildren; forty-eight great-grandchildren; his long time-friend, Don Kinder; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Charlie Ray Jackson, Jr.; brothers, Thomas Jackson and Robert E. Jackson; sisters, Virginia Saunders, Maxine Quinlin, Christine Flynn, Naomi Fryman, and Lavonna Ormes; and his son-in-law, Terry Mayes.


The funeral for Ray will be on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at the Metcalfe-Hennessey Funeral Home in Augusta with Pastor Johnny Sebastian presiding.


Interment will follow in the Sharon Cemetery in Bracken County, Kentucky.


Visitation will be on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.


Memorials, if desired, are suggested to the charity of one’s choice.

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