"A friend never leaves you. From Heaven he watches over his family and friends the same way he did when he was physically on earth. The Lord has called you home but not away from any of us.
We're sure Ray is entertaining every heavenly soul he meets with his work and personal stories.
We are so comforted watching Raylene and the kids as a tight-knit family continuing to make you proud. Your presence will always be felt and your stories will continue to be shared.
Forty years, our dear friend, we've been blessed to have you and Raylene in our lives. Through tears and laughter, sharing and caring, comforting and joking, raising our children, vacations together, friendship and faith we've walked so many roads made easier because we walked them together.
Until we meet again, know the love among us continues."
"Ray was my first regular partner at #13 when I came on the job in 1969 when he took me on as the junior officer on scout 13-4. Ray taught me everything about working the streets of Detroit and we had lots and lots of laughs while doing so...Ray was a very funny fellow with a sense of humor that never ceased to crack me up. We became friends both on & off the job; I bought my first Detroit house from him (Goulburn) and we both had cottages on the Tittabawassee River/Secord Lake In Gladwin. I'm thankful that I was able to reconnect with Ray last summer for a visit and trading work stories over breakfast, his sense of humor was still in full force making me laugh often. I will always remember Ray - and those who are remembered never truly die! Rest In Peace partner."
"Ray was an amazing person with a good heart and a witty sense of humer. He will be truly missed by all. Ace and I offer our most sincere condolences to Raylene and all the kids and grandkids. May God keep and hold Ray in his loving arms for eternity. Until we meet again. RIP Ray. Kelly and Ace Alexander"