E.R. “Ray” Arledge
October 11, 1926
July 18, 2020
E.R. “Ray” Arledge, 93 of Little Rock, passed away on July 18, 2020 surrounded by family at his home in Arkansas.
Born October 11, 1926 to Arlene Graham Arledge and Edmund Ray Arledge in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, he was the younger brother to Evon.
He was graduated from Pine Bluff High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944, serving as an Aviation Electricians Mate Second Class during World War II until 1946.
After the Navy, he attended The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He met Glenda, his wife of over sixty years at Bauman’s Men’s Store in Little Rock. They married in 1956 and created a beautiful life with their daughter Petitia in Little Rock. Ray began his engineering career in 1963 and became a professional engineer in 1968. He worked at Bruce R. Anderson Architects, Pettit & Pettit Consulting Engineers, Inc., and eventually retiring from Tinsley-Mullen Engineers, Inc. Ray was a former president of the Arkansas chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers.) A scholarship has been formed in his honor. Donations should be mailed to, ATTN: Jake Skinner PO BOX 180 Little Rock, Arkansas 72203.
Ray is survived by his daughter Petitia Arledge Califano, and husband Allan Califano of Salado, and his sister Evon Arledge Collins of Houston, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife Glenda Smith Arledge, his parents Edmund Ray Arledge and Arlene Graham Arledge, children Glenn Allen and Michelle Rene Arledge. He is also survived by family, friends and caregivers.
Graveside services to be determined at a later date with United States Navy Honors, at Forrest Hills Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Smith Little Rock Funeral Home.