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Ray Drennan Jr

January 27, 1925 — July 1, 2012


Ray Drennan, Jr., 87 of Ledbetter passed away on July 1, 2012 at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, KY.

Mr. Drennan was a retired coal miner, with 26 years underground, and a farmer. He was a decorated World War II Army veteran, serving as a Sharpshooter in the European Theater. He was a 60 year member of the Shady Grove Masonic Lodge; a member of the United Mine Workers of America; and a member of the Smithland First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Juanita; three stepsons, Daryl Dickerson of Ledbetter, Kendal Dickerson of Covington, KY and Lynn Dickerson of Ledbetter; one stepdaughter, Delores Hensley of Ledbetter; one brother, Wendell Drennan of Evansville, IN; nine grandchildren, Tammy Cummins, Clara Reba Redfern, Thomas Ray Dickerson, Erica Rae Rapp, Nina Kijinski, Michael Dickerson, David Dickerson, Megan Buckner, and Robert Weatherford; twelve great grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one stepson, Clay Dickerson. His parents were Raymond and Lera Drennan.

Services will be 1:00pm Thursday at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland, with the Revs. Wayne Carter and Andrew Sexton officiating. Burial with military honors at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Crittenden County will follow.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm until 8:00pm Wednesday, and from 11:00am until 1:00pm Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, KY.

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