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Jake Ray

Jun 22nd, 1977 - Jun 17th, 2024

Gathering of Friends & Family: 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora


      Jacob “Jake” Everette Ray, age 46, of Flora, Illinois, passed away June 17, 2024, at his home.

      He was born June 22, 1977, in Flora, the son of Donald Ray and Carolyn Sue (Allen) Ray.

      Jake worked at Silgan Plastics in Flora in Maintenance.  He enjoyed time spent fishing, riding ATVs, camping, and playing video games, and was skilled at working on small engines.

      He is survived by his children: Raven Ray (Cody Mueller) of Clay City and Brody Ray of Clay City; stepchildren: Kaleb Carlyle and Josh McCracken; a grandchild: Eden Bushnell of DeRidder, Louisiana; brother: Gene Ray of Flora; a niece: Brittany Boose; and 3 nephews: Dakota, Brandon, and Dillon Ray.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

      A gathering of friends and family will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Autism Speaks, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Cathy Cooper-Ferguson

June 18th

Sending my condolences to Jakes family. Jake will be truly missed.

Schiela K Wilson

June 18th

I am so sorry Jake was a great friend and family member

Donnie Barlow

June 18th

Rest easy Jake. condolences to the family. Gone way to soon.

Wayne Cosner

June 18th

Cassandra Lagle

June 19th

My heart breaks seeing this. I hadn't seen Jake in years but I remember as a kid him always picking on me and making me laugh. He was kinda like another uncle to me or a big brother. He will be truly missed.

Tadget Carlyle

June 19th

My sincere condolences to Jake's family. Rest in peace Jake, I'll never forget the good times we had.

Laine cook

June 19th

I am gonna miss you man you was the best person to talk about anything, rest in peace buddy

Kyle Sessions

June 20th

So sorry to hear about Jake passing away!

Rodney E Mayberry

June 20th

Fly high buddy. Your in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss those head locks and all the goofing off we did. May God be with your kids grandkids sibling and nieces and nephews. Till we see you again.


June 21st

Sending prayers to Gene and family. I knew Jake before I worked with him at GSI. He was an ornery but gentle kind soul! Rest easy old friend 🧡

Ashley Britton

June 21st

My heart breaks seeing this you are definitely going to be missed my friend fly high you where one of a kind very sweet man another angel gone way to soon prayers for the family I will miss your smiles

Bill Slankard

June 26th

It was a pleasure getting to know you and to work with you. You will be greatly missed by your Silgan family. Rest easy.



Cathy Cooper-Ferguson
Schiela Wilson
Shannon Hays & Family
Cassandra Lagle
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Joshua Ferguson
linda harrell judd
Silgan Plastics
Adrien Zippay
Bobby,Leanna and Kaylyn Snell
Tadget Carlyle
Victoria Bates
Anthony& Laura Harrington
Bruce&Nannette Richards
Laine cook
Micheal W & Kristal G Engelmeier
June Payne
Rodney Mayberry
Mark &Karen Jones
Morgan McWilliams
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Jim and Joanne Tomasek
James Robey
Ashley Britton
Rick and Trudy Stanford
Tammy (Bowen ) Landreth
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers


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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

500 North Main Street
Flora, Illinois 62839

Phone : (618) 662-2141
Fax: (618) 662-4600
Email: [email protected]

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