CLARENCE "PAT" RAY Monday, December 3, 1945 - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Clarence “Pat” Ray, 71, of Billings, Mo., passed away after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Pat married the love of his life, Joyce (Ottendorf) on July 23, 1965. They enjoyed nearly 52 years together.

Pat loved his family with all his heart, loved his friends like family, and never met a stranger. He enjoyed anything and everything to do with cars and trucks, and loved watching the wildlife in his back yard.

Pat is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, of the home; mother-in-law, Ruby Kimmons; two sons, James (and wife Mara), and Mike (and wife Susan); five grandchildren, Nick Dibben, Samantha Ray, T.J. Ray, Kaylea Ray, and Payton Ray; great grandchildren, Kade and Rowan (due in September) and another due in December; two brothers, Earl Ray, Jr., and Lester Ray; one sister, Goldie Neil; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, and many friends.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, also in the funeral home, followed by burial in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pat’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Service Details: A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, also in the funeral home, followed by burial in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic.


My deepest sympathy to the family. May  you find comfort in God's word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pat was a special guy!
I'm so very sorry for your loss! Pat was such a gentle man and loved to talk to anyone he met! My parents were still telling me stories and updates on Pat's health when I'm home. He will be missed by many!
Joyce & Family:  Pat was always a special friend to the Burky family and my Dad, Johnny Burky, thought the world of Pat.  We are thinking of you at the time and know he will be missed by all.  Kay (Burky) Bradford
Our sincere condolences to Joyce, children and extend family.   Pat was exactly like he was characterized.  Always friendly and always welcoming.   Always felt a bond with Pat as his family occupied the home of my Fuhr grandparents on Huckleberry Ridge after they moved to town.   Pat also painted my 65 Mustang with emerald green paint after coming home from service.  It was my "Bullitt" car during my college years and one of my favorites.   It saddens my heart that he has gone but fond memories of the times we shared.  May his rich memories give you comfort.  Peace be with you. 
We are sad, as we hear this news.  Pat was a friend from a long time back.  May he rest in peace and we will keep his memories always.  
Pat, anyone that knew you, or crossed paths with you, had a smile on their face after talking to you!! What a great guy you were!!! You will be missed by all that knew and loved you!! Godspeed to you, Pat!!! No more suffering and Doctor visits!!! My sincere condolences to Joyce, James and family and Mike and family!! Rest In Peace, Pat.............