Homer W. Ray

Inducted: 1993

HOMER W. RAY (1929-2000) made a wide path in journalism although he was a self-taught writer and editor. Beginning as a printer’s devil in his hometown in Texas when he was only 13, Ray was a printer for a number of years. He and his wife, Beth, owned The Yale News, a weekly in Yale, Okla., for many years. Through the years he picked up numerous awards in journalism but also found time to serve his community in a variety of ways. He exemplified the ideals of “the local editor.”