Clark "Ray" Dent

December 14, 1978 - March 25, 2024

Clark “Ray” Dent Jr., 45, of Roanoke, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2024. Ray is missed by his father Clark Dent Sr., mother Kay Hurst (Dave), brother Lawrance Dent (Rebecca), sister Michelle Estes (Toby), nieces and nephews Shaelynn Payne (Cody), Logan McNeil (Kayla), and Melanie Dent (Tyler). Also left to cherish his memory are Uncle Don, Uncle Frank, Chad, Bubba, Miss Kathy, Missy, Carla, many friends at Alro Steel, and numerous others.

Ray loved to work with his hands, such as hunting, teaching himself to play guitar, woodworking, completing intricate puzzles, and enjoyed spending time with his family.

The family will welcome friends for a time of visitation on Friday, March 29, 2024, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home, Salem.

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