Ronald “Ronnie” Dale Ray, 71, of Fletcher passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville. Born December 1, 1946 in Haywood County, he was a son of the late Jack and Georgia Ray. He was a graduate of Crabtree Ironduff School class of 1965, and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was the owner of Ronnie’s Towing and Recovery until he retired in 2013. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Russell Ray. Surviving is his wife, Sharon Flood Ray; children: Rhonda Etheredge (Mark) of Ariton, AL, Ricky Ray of Waynesville, Vicky Deason of Phenix City, AL, Miranda Ray (Story), Paul Jones, and Edward Jacoby (Rachel) all of Hendersonville, Brittany Spivey (Shawn) of Charleston, and Kristen Jacoby of Fletcher; brother, Danny Ray (Myk) of West Palm Beach, FL; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on August 30, 2018 at Skyland First Baptist Church in Arden with the family receiving friends an hour prior. Condolences may be made to the family at www.ashevilleareaalternative.com.