E. Ray Justice

April 26, 2023

E. Ray Justice, 81, of Frankfort, passed away April 26, 2023 in his home surrounded by family. He was born on December 31, 1941 in Dock, Kentucky to Joe and Anna (Johnson) Justice. He married Sharon Burton on August 31, 1962 in Wabash, Indiana and they have enjoyed over 60 years of marriage.

Ray attended Laketon High School.  He worked for Eaton Controls in North Manchester and Grote in Madison IN.  He moved to Frankfort in 1987 where he worked as Engineer for Emerson Controls, formerly known as Mallorys, retiring on January 9, 2009 after 22 years of service.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 976 and the Lafayette Sailing Club.  Ray was a man of many talents and interests.  He had his private pilot’s license and had belonged to the Mentone Flying Club and Clifty Flying Club.  “Star Gazer” was his MacGregor 25 sailboat and if you ventured onto the boat he most definitely would teach you to sail.  For 43 years he had credentials to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and had a great time taking photos and meeting all the people there.  He had said NASCAR would be racing there before there was any talk of it.  In 1993 he entered the Winston Cup NASCAR contest and won a new Pontiac Grand Am and 4 leather racing jackets.  He was a longtime fan of the Rams, Colts, and Pacers.  He had an analytical mind and could look at a problem and figure out how to correct it which was a great help in his work.  Chess was a game he loved and thought everyone should learn to play.  In the fall, he liked to take his wife and dog to see the sandhill cranes in Pulaski County.  He also liked going to the Downtown Diner and seeing everyone.  Ray enjoyed life and thought you could do anything if you put your mind to it.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Guardian Angel Hospice and Dr. Regnier for their care and help.

Memorial donations may be made in Ray’s honor to the Frankfort Parks Department, 1 Adrian Marks Drive, Frankfort or the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN  46041.

Visitation and Services

In accordance with Ray’s wishes, no services will be held.  He said “Be happy for me when I am gone.”  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center and Clinton County Crematory, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort are honored to assist the Justice family. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife: Sharon are his Daughter: Tammy (Jerry) Carpenter of Frankfort; Granddaughter: Jennifer Riccius of Indianapolis; Great-Granddaughter: Lola Jones of Indianapolis; Sisters: Polly Cantrell, Peggy Orr, Betty (Ken) McKillip all of Wabash, and Mary (Jim) Frasure of North Manchester; Brothers: James (Debbie) Justice of Lagro and Robert Justice of Ft. Wayne; and his Brother-in-law: David Kessinger of Marion.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Bill Justice, John Justice, his sister: Pearl Kessinger, and his beloved dog: Rusty.


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9 Condolences for “E. Ray Justice”

  1. Dick & Janis Wills April 26, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    Sharon, Tammy & Jerry
    We will miss Ray especially at the Eagles Christmas giveaway. It was always our pleasure to have them join our group and sit with us. Sharon we will still save a seat for you this year.
    Thinking of you!

  2. Jeff Cox April 26, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed his stories while I cut his hair.

  3. Colleen April 26, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Sharon and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ray was a wonderful person and great friend.
    Colleen and Larry Leckrone.

  4. Sara Lawler April 26, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss!!!! Prayers for entire family!

  5. Betty S Justice April 27, 2023 at 7:41 am

    sorry for your loss ,thoughts and prayers.

  6. Margie Hostetler April 27, 2023 at 10:05 am

    Sharon, you and Tammy are in my prayers. I am praying that you will find comfort and peace now and in the future. I think of all the fun and fellowship we all had together! Ray was an amazing man and I am blessed to know you both! Please know I love you and your family!

  7. Joyce Phillips April 27, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    Ray was one of my friends at Emerson, Always thought the world of him, One of the nicest, most polite people you could ever meet. I had the utmost respect for him. May God ease the family and loved ones at this time and comfort them.

  8. Mark & Becky Mowery April 27, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Sharon and family. We are sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.

  9. Dorval Howe April 28, 2023 at 7:07 am

    Sorry for your Loss what a great guy

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