Born in Oxford, he was the son of the late Lawrence Kirk and Alice Gertrude Jackson Melrath.
Ray was a member of the American Legion Mason Dixon Post #194, Rising Sun, MD.
He retired from Robinson’s Furniture, Oxford.
Ray was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Dorothy Adams; two sons, Dale Melrath of Oxford and Richard Melrath (Cindy) of Rising Sun, MD; one brother, Jack E. Melrath (Brenda) of Nottingham; five grandchildren, Chad Howell (Jodi), Richard Melrath Chris Melrath, Stephanie Melrath and Michael Roark; and great-grandchildren.
Services will be private
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford.
On-line condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.