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