Ray was a former welder and heavy equipment operator.
He was preceded in death by his father, Daris Ray Pauley; brother, Kenny Pauley; and sister, Sharon Pauley; and both maternal and paternal grandparents.
Survivors include his mother and best friend, Rhonda Pauley-McClain of Amma; sister and brother-in-law, Mandy and Josh White of Walton; two children, Joshua and Amber Pauley of New Haven; two nieces, Courtney and Whitney Pauley; three nephews, Mike Pauley, Chase and Cody White; stepfather, Alan McClain of Spencer; former wife, Sarah Pauley, of New Haven; companion, Paula McCracken, and her daughter, Hallie Smith, of Clendenin.
Ray was loved and cared for deeply by all of his friends and family. He was a 1988 graduate of Spencer High School. He was known for being a very humorous and fun-loving man, whose smile could brighten “anyone’s” day. He was one of a kind and will be sadly missed and always loved.
A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery in Clover. Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Raymond E. Pauley Fund, c/o Carol Ann Fisher, 107 Martha Avenue, Spencer, WV 25276.
Send condolences and expressions of sympathy to the family online at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com.