Patricia Whisenhunt Ray, 75, of Abilene passed away Friday, February 23, 2018. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 28 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Rev. Jim Ritter will officiate. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Patricia was born March 15, 1942 in Merkel, TX to Arlie Q. Whisenhunt and Myrtle B. Reynolds.
She was a licensed optician.
She was preceded in death by her father, three sisters, Lois Brubaker, Frances O’Brian and Carol Sue Whisenhunt; and one brother, Gary Don Whisenhunt.
Patricia is survived by her mother, Myrtle B. Whisenhunt of Abilene, her son, Neal Ray of Abilene; one brother DeWayne Whisenhunt of Houston; one brother-in-law, Martin Brubaker of Temple; two aunts, Pearl Pilgreen of Abilene, and Martha Whisenhunt of Merkel; as well as several nieces and nephews, including a special niece Melanie Craig and husband Kevin of Nolanville.
Memorials may be made to the Hendrick League House.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.