Blue and Gold Spring | Summer 2021 Volume 2 • Issue 1 - Page 87
Ellis Ray Williams , Class of 1947 , started at Bluefield State in 1940 . In 1943 , he enlisted in the Army and fought with the artillery in Europe through the end of the war . He then returned to Bluefield State and completed his degree . He lettered in football all four years .
Ray lives in Welch , WV , with his daughter , one of seven children raised by him and his late wife , Christine Neal Williams .