Lexington WWII veteran who received thousands of cards for his 100th birthday died

LEXINGTON, Va. – The World War II veteran who received more than 7,500 cards on his 100th birthday in May died Sunday. 

The Mayflower, retirement & assisted living facility in Lexington, says Ray Painter died. They say he will forever hold a place in so many hearts. 


With great sadness and a heavy heart today We lost a hero Ray Painter. Has I think back on the memories of Ray I almost...

Posted by The Mayflower on Sunday, September 8, 2019


Ray Painter's hometown of Lexington had previously declared May 5 Ray Painter Day in his honor.