Mr. Allen Ray Whitt, age 58, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, went to be with his Lord and friend, Thursday afternoon, July 30, 2020, at his residence.
He was born December 28, 1961, in Carter County, Kentucky, a son of the late Leslie and Sarah Mauk Whitt.
Ray would not want to tell you about what he had done, but rather about who he met and what that friend did. He often talked about how after he met Jesus, he wanted to tell other people about it. Little did he know then that he would have a perfect chance to tell his story, but not in the way he would have chosen for himself. When his health started failing, he found himself wanting to go to church that much more, and had never met a stranger. During his long and painful sickness he had to make many difficult changes, but his faith in God became stronger and his witness became stronger, as those he saw everyday noticed his calm spirit in the midst of his physical struggles. He will be missed by his family, friends, and many health care workers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Clinton Leslie Whitt and two sisters, Irene Newell and Mary Rosen.
Ray is survived by four brothers, James Whitt and Louie Whitt of Morehead, Kentucky, John Whitt of Wurtland, Kentucky, and Walter Whitt of Coal Grove, Ohio; three sisters, Jane Sparks of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Ruby Boggs of Morehead, Kentucky, and Susan Moore of Decatur, Tennessee; and special friends, Jeff and Elizabeth Bond and George and Bunny Smith. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 3, 2020, at the Fred B. Mauk Cemetery in Elliott County, Kentucky, with Brother Buris Leadingham officiating.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Condolences may be sent to the family at Globe Funeral Chapel.