Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Louis L. “Lou” Rayl 1913-1986

Louis L. “Lou” Rayl was born a son of Virgil C. and Nora Maryetta (Taylor) Rayl on December 1, 1913 in Waynesville, Missouri.  He departed this life at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri, November 3, 1986 in his 72nd year.

“Lou” accepted Christ, was baptized and became a member of the Buckhorn Baptist Church.  He was united in marriage to Marie Lena (Beals) January 2, 1944 in Waynesville, Missouri.  They shared 42 years of marriage.

He was a member of the Waynesville Lodge No. 375, A.F. & A.M. for 31 years.

“Lou” was a farmer all of his life.  He enjoyed and had great pride in working with the land and animals.  “Lou” loved his family, neighbors, and his many friends, and was always ready to lend them a helping hand.

“Lou” will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

“Lou” is survived by his wife, Marie of Buckhorn; three brothers: Drue, of Richland; Roy of Dixon; and Lee of Lebanon, Missouri; and nine nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Margaret Louise Rayl; two brothers Dorsey and Johnny Rayl; and one sister, Cora (Rayl) Roam.

Visitation was held Tuesday, November 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Masonic Services at 7:00 p.m. in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Buckhorn Baptist Church with Rev. Norman Sanders and Rev. Gary Guy officiating.

Music was provided by organist, Mary Ann Lowry, and soloist, Rev. Larry Atkins.

Escorts were: Clarence Basham, Warren Bays, Don Lowry, Bill Nicks, Frank Phinney, and Louie Smith.

Honorary escorts were: Neil Adams, Clarence Crismon, Alva Foote, Norman Gan, Charles Goodrich, and Elton Powers.

Interment was in the Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of the Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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