Ray Calvert Spees,42, passed away Friday April 24, 2020 at his residence in Durham, North Carolina.
Ray was born May 10, 1977 in Carbondale, Illinois the son of Dr. Emil Ray and Dr. Edith (Calvert) Spees.
Ray was a 1995 graduate of CCHS. He attended Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, SIU, the University at Albany and North Carolina State. Ray was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity, an accomplished student of martial arts, a rowing coach and crew team member. Ray enjoyed international travel and studying both languages and cultures.
He is survived by his Parents Dr. Emil and Dr. Edith Spees, sister Elizabeth Spees Robinson, and nephews Logan and Trey Robinson, all of Murphysboro. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, many cousins, scores of dear friends, his international brothers/sisters, and the entire extended Hunter-Ellert family.
He will be interred in Bethel Cemetery, Salem, Kentucky with many generations of family.
Memorial donations may be made to:
The Science Center Fund held by the Southern Illinois Community Foundation at www.sicf.org
Delta Chi Alumni Scholarship Fund
C/O SIU Foundation
Colyer Hall 1235 Douglas Drive Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Bethel Cemetery Fund
Spees Family Contributions
c/o Bethel United Methodist Church
1416 Lola Rd, Salem, Ky 42078
Walker Funeral Home and Crematory of Carbondale entrusted with arrangements.