Ray Oliver Falls, 90 of Fort Branch, entered into rest at the Oasis Nursing Facility on Saturday, November 28, 2020. He was born on Monday, February 10, 1930 in Oatsville, IN to Charles W. and Mary Elizabeth Daughtery Falls, both of whom have preceded.
Ray is a lifetime area resident of Gibson County and spent his first 8 years in a one room schoolhouse in Oatsville, IN, graduating from Mt Olympus high school in 1948 where he was president of his senior class.
Ray was a member of and former elder of the First Presbyterian church in Ft. Branch. Ray was a 50 plus year member of the Ft. Branch Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and Hadi Temple Shrine. He was a member of the Sword of Bunker Hill and the Hillbilly Club and charter member of the Hadi Hospital Staff and former Jester. He was also the Past President of the Gibson County Shrine Club and was a 50 year member of the United Commercial Travelers and a Kentucky Colonial.
Ray served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post #0194 and the V.F.W. Post #2714. Ray and was a member of the U.S military Honor Flight in October 2019, also serving on the Ft. Branch Town Council for 3 different 4 year terms and was also a member of the Indiana Professional Licensing Board for 19 years.
Ray worked 32 years in the Emge Packing Company Sales Dept. as a supervisor, sales director and sales manager. He loved golfing and cooking.
On October 10, 1970 in Ft. Branch, IN, he married Elinor R. Woods who survives of Evansville, IN. Other survivors include son, Alan R. (Candace) Falls of Owensville, IN; daughters, Shirley L (Bruce) Foster of Haubstadt, IN, Teresa L. (Rick) Barron of Princeton, IN and Pamela S. (Mark) Williams of Patoka, IN; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Richard Falls and Billie D. Falls and sister, Lucille Christmas.
Doyle Funeral Home, 520 S. Main St. Princeton, IN has the privilege of serving the Falls family.
Visitation per request will be private family only.
Graveside service will be at 10:00 A.M. C.S.T. on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Atkinson Cemetery in Oatsville, IN. with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating, Retired Veterans group will be providing military honors. We will be gathering at Doyle Funeral Home before traveling to the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the Hadi Hospital Transportation Fund at 6 Walnut St. Evansville, IN 47715 (must be marked for Transportation Fund) or Gideons International at The Gideons International P.O. Box 511, Princeton, IN 47670-0511
For safety reasons please be mindful of social distancing and masks will be required per IN State Mandate For more information contact Doyle Funeral Home at 812-385-4334 or Doylefuneralhome@frontier.com Online condolences may be made at www.doylefuneralhomeprinceton.net or the funeral home Facebook page.
Online condolences may be made at www.doylefuneralhomeprinceton.net or the funeral home Facebook page. For more information, call 812-385-4334.