Former Owasso City Manager Rodney Ray died Thursday morning at the age of 73.

Ray spent much of his professional life working in local government. He held roles as a consultant and municipal leader at several area communities. Ray served two different stints as Owasso city manager, from 1985-98 and 2001-13.

Ray had served as the president of The Municipal Institute in Owasso since 2013. He was also the executive director of Associated Builders and Contractors from 1981-86 and the Jenks city manager from 1977-81.

Funeral arrangements will be made through Mowery Funeral Services.