08/23/2012 — Billy Ray “Bill” Fraley of Grayson passed away Saturday, August 25, following a long illness. He was born March 21, 1936, in Van Lear, the son of Vivian Fraley of Dayton, Ohio, and the late Rufus Fraley.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie Richmond Fraley, whom he married on Valentine’s Day 1957.
He is also survived by two sons, Bobby and his wife Carol Ann Fraley and Harold Fraley; two grandchildren, Caitlin Rae and Chad Richmond Fraley, all of Grayson; one sister, Joann (Rob) Durham of Beaver Creek, Ohio; one brother, Jim (Debbie) Fraley of Fayette, W.Va.; and a brother-in-law, Harold Gene (Linda) Richmond of Dayton. He is also survived by his dear and faithful canine companions, Lacy and Andrew.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, John Spillman and Della Williams Richmond, and a brother-in-law, Paul Dean Richmond.
Bill was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Berlin Airlift. He was retired from Armco Steel.
A memorial service will be Tuesday, August 28 at 6 p.m. at Sparks Funeral Home with Chris Bellew officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Huntington’s Disease Research, Kentucky Division, 982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40217.
Online condolences may be made at sparksfh.com.