Gene Ray

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Gene Ray
Alias(es) Mr. Marbles
Born Otis Eugene Ray
2 July 1927(1927-07-02) [1]
Wetumpka, Elmore Co., Alabama
Died 18 March 2015 (87) [2]
Burial Cains Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Holtville, Alabama [2]
Nationality American
Affiliations World Professional Marbles Players Association
Known for TIMECUBE (Nature's Harmonic Simultaneous 4-Day Time Cube)

Otis Eugene "Gene" Ray (July 2, 1927 - March 18, 2015) was an American inventor and author who was noted for his Time Cube hypothesis and his contentiousness in its promotion, being earlier in his life known for his long promotion of professional marbles.

Selected Bibliography

  • Ray, Gene (1979). Mr. Marbles' Marbles for Everyone. St. Petersburg, Fla.: Knuckle Pool Co. 

Gene Ray's Web Tetralogy

Other Media


  • US 4095793, Ray, Otis Eugene, "Marble game resembling golf", published 4 Apr. 1977, issued 20 Jun. 1978 . "A simplified and inexpensive table game resembling golf is played with marbles propelled by the fingers of players on an imitation grass playing surface. The playing surface has cut-outs to resemble sand and water hazards as well as the holes of a golf course. A plastic or oil cloth underlay is colored to be visible through the cut-outs so that the sand and water hazards will appear realistically to the players of the game. Simplified hole marker flags are constructed from bent pipe cleaners."
  • US 4095365, Ray, Otis Eugene, "Bait bucket", published 19 Jan. 1977, issued 20 Jun. 1978 
  • US 3974591, Ray, Otis Eugene, "Chum dispensing attachment for fishing rigs", published 4 Aug. 1975, issued 17 Aug. 1976 

Press Coverage

Mr. Marbles (1970s-80s)

Harmonic Cube (1990s)



  1. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 May 2016), Otis E Ray, Residence, Cumming, Georgia, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Otis Eugene Ray,,