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Joseph Ray Rhyne

May 16, 1932 - July 2, 2019

Service Date July 2, 2019

Visitation: 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park.


Joseph Ray Rhyne, 87, died July 2, 2019.

Born May 16, 1932 in Teague, Texas, Joseph Ray Rhyne was the son of Joseph Calvin and Olivia Elizabeth King Rhyne.  He graduated from Paschal High School and TCU.  Ray served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and later the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean War and was stationed in the Alaskan Territory before it became a state.

Ray retired from Lockheed Martin and belonged the Frog Club, Jaycees, and served on the Forest Hill City Council.  Ray said years ago, “I don’t want an Obit. Just say Ray Rhyne died.”  He will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Faye Rhyne Bell.

He is survived by his wife, Gracie; children, Robin and wife, Diana, Rebecca, Russell, and Rachel and husband, Bill; grandchildren, Jacqueline, Austin, Evan, Aubrey, Jessica, and Paul; and many nieces and nephews.