Troy Cannon Ray

August 23, 1949 - December 07, 2014

Troy Cannon Ray

August 23, 1949 - December 07, 2014


Troy Cannon Ray Sr. was born on August 23, 1949 to Horace Cannon Jr. and Dorothy Mae Ray in Porter Oklahoma. He met a Galveston girl; fell for her and so married Ellen Rose Richardson on December 19, 1970 in LaMarque, Texas. To this union five children were born: four sons – Troy Canon Jr. (T.J), Trent Cannon (Duck), Terrance Cannon (Tiger) and Horace Cannon III (Pony); and one Daughter – Deanna MiChelle (Sweesie). Troy was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Patricia Deanna Ray. Troy symbolized his dedication to Jehovah and was baptized as one of His Witnesses on July 28, 1964. Shortly after his marriage, he was met with a test of faith. Because of his strong spiritual convictions, he refused to participate in war and was so imprisoned for 18 months, serving as a conscientious objector in Seagoville, Texas. In the years of 2013 and 2014, Troy served as a regular pioneer, devoting 70 hours a month in preaching the Kingdom News. His goal was to attend the Pioneer Service School, which however was postponed. His service also included active ministerial duties in the Peoria Congregation. He and Rose served as “Day-Watchmen” while this Kingdom Hall was under construction. They referred to this duty as “baby sitting” the Kingdom Hall. He leaves to morn his wife Rose, his 5 children, two daughters-in-law: Jennifer and Jessica Ray, his son-in-law Shane Hale, and his granddaughters Alize’ Nicole and Ameriah Rose. He also leaves one grandson Bryson Jordan and a great-grandson Alexander. Troy will be missed by a great host of family, relatives and spiritual friends!

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: December 20, 2014 (10:30 AM)
  • Venue: Kingdom Hall Of Jehovahs Witnesses
  • Location: 2626 N Lewis Ave Tulsa, OK 74110 - (Get Directions)

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8 responses to Troy Cannon Ray

  1. Deanna Hale says:

    I will miss my father very much. Like all people, he was imperfect, but did his best to raise his children with Christian values. He always disciplined us in love and worked hard to provide for us. Soon, this wicked work will pass and the words recorded at Rev.21:3,4 will be a reality. And with death gone, all those previously passed will have to live again. They will have to be resurrected. Then, I will be able to spend forever with him in a paradise.

  2. I'm very sorry. Praying for your family.

  3. Cathy Harmon says:

    Your family is in our prayers. See you soon in paradise.

  4. At this time of loss it seems so hard to find a way to express the heartfelt thoughts that words could never say, but may it bring you comfort and ease your sorrow, too, to know that you have many friends who sympathize with you and your family. You are in our prayers.

  5. We would like to extend our sincere sorry for the loss of your love one Troy Ray. We know that the hope of a resurrection is a sure promise and what a grand reunion that will be for each family member who now really misses Troy, a husband, father and grandfather. Love Benjamin(Hitchcock)

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