RIP- Charles Davis Ray

FEBRUARY 8, 1943 – JANUARY 3, 2021

Charles Davis Ray (“Charlie”) passed away peacefully at home on January 3, 2021, after a battle with cancer. Charlie was born in Corsicana, Texas on February 8, 1943, to Marguerite Maggard and Charles Garvis Ray. Charlie attended high school in both Hobbs and Artesia, New Mexico, graduating from Artesia High School in 1961. Following graduation, Charlie joined the US Army, completing his initial six-month training and then served as a reserve for several years thereafter. He continued his education at University of New Mexico from which he graduated in 1966, with a degree in finance. Thereafter, he went to work at Texaco in Roswell, later transferring to Midland in 1969. Afterwards, he went to work at Midland National Bank. While working in the Trust Department at the bank, Charlie developed lifelong friendships with mentors that later enabled Charlie to further expand his career into the oil and gas industry.

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