James H. Wray of Somerset died on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was 101 and the husband of the late Ruth E. (Towers) Wray.

James was born in Fall River, the son of the late Levi and Alice J. (Lord) Wray. He owned and operated President Motors in Fall River for many years, retiring in 1980. He was a 32nd degree Mason with the King Philip Lodge AF & AM in Fall River.

He enjoyed summers on Martha’s Vineyard, boats, planes, motorcycles, antique cars and being a race car owner at Seekonk Speedway over the years. Jim was the founder and past president of Yankee Airways.

Survivors are a daughter, Marilyn J. Valcourt of Fall River; a son, William J. Wray, and his wife Kathleen of Martha’s Vineyard; six grandchildren: Jennifer, Laurie, Stephanie, Jamie Lynn, Kristen and Jill; ten great-grandchildren: Joseph, Emily, Hannah, Zachary, Nicholas, Samantha, Kylee, Eric, Mason, and Hunter. He was the father in law of Douglas Siple and Margaret Wray, both of Martha’s Vineyard. He was the father of the late Ruth E. Siple and James H. Wray Jr., and grandfather of the late Jeffrey A. Wray.

A funeral service was held Oct. 14 at the Hathaway Home for Funerals in Fall River, with interment following at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River.