Friday, June 15, 2012

Snowden Lee Ray 1915-2005

Snowden Lee Ray, son of the late John Tice and Maude P. (Hensley) Ray, was born June 4, 1915 in Pulaski County, Missouri, where he grew up an attended school.

On November 11, 1939, in Waynesville, Missouri, Snowden was united in marriage with Zelpha I. (Threlkeld). Zelpha preceded him in death on August 21, 1975.

Snowden proudly and courageously served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was at Normandy on D-Day.

Snowden owned and operated his own dump truck business for many years. He was a member of the Waynesville United Methodist Church. Snowden loved being outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed sitting outside admiring God's creation.

Snowden went home to be with his Lord the morning of September 21, 2005 at his home in Richland, Missouri, at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 17 days.

He will be sadly missed by a niece: Opal Thompson of Nixa; three nephews: Johnny Lee Ray of Jessieville, Arkansas, Larry Wayne Ray of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Roger Hatfield of Dixon; a sister-in-law: Velma Hatfield of Dixon and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Snowden was also preceded in death by a sister: Sylvia Burnside and three brothers: Johnny, Charles and Jess Ray.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 23 at Memorial Chapel in Waynesville with Rev. David Brown officiating. Pianist, Becky Lercher sang, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace." Serving as escorts were Roger Hatfield, Johnny Lee and Larry Wayne Ray, Michael Hillian and Larry Threlkeld.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.

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