Rayford “Ray” Cordell Busby, 85


Rayford “Ray” Cordell Busby, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was born October 18, 1931 in Munford, TN to the late Elmo & Nollie Busby, Sr. and had lived in Jacksonville, FL for the past 47 years coming from Melbourne, FL. Ray was Pentecostal by faith, a great carpenter and worked as a superintendent for The Busby Construction Company. He was a sweet, kind hearted man and everyone that met him loved him, he will be dearly missed. Ray was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Clara; sons, Keith Busby, Roger Busby; sisters, Carrie Copland, Elnora Douglas. Survivors include his daughters, Cathy Chaney (Terry), Tanya Maceda, Laura Hoovler (Scott); brothers, Elmo Busby, Jr. (Cathy), Kenneth Busby (Barbara); sister, Shirley VanLeeuwen (Jerry); grandchildren, James, Jason, Kimberly, Faith, Hope, Kaitlyn, Marissa, Randy, Treasure, Scyleesa, Lauren, Dalton, Cassie; 18 great grandchildren; numerous other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 15 at 11am in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Rd 32218, with Rev. Danny Baggett officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8pm at the funeral home, 714-1110. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.