RUSTY R. RAY
Rusty R. Ray, age 36, of Luray, MO, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at his
He was born September 24, 1972, in Keokuk, IA, a son of Larry and Jeannie
He married Wendy Ash and they were the parents of Jayvin and Ashlyn. He later
Nichole DeBuhr on March 29, 2008.
Survivors include his wife, Nichole, of Kahoka; his mother, Jeannie Ray of
parents, Billy and Betty Ray of Luray; his children, Jayvin and Ashlyn Ray;
two step children, Robert and D. J. Anderson; a brother, Dusty Ray and his
companion, Carla Soper, of Luray; a sister, Tyann Jury and her companion, Dave
Bentler, of Ft. Madison; aunts and uncles: Sharon Hopp of Kahoka, Terry Ray and
Darrel Dean of Kahoka, Mary Dieterich of Luray, Larry and Nancy Adamson of
Kahoka, and Carl and Janet Adamson of Fairfield, IA; nieces and nephews: Audrey
McKinney, Trevor Ray, Wyatt Ray, Dakota Ray, Tyler Brammer, Dillan Brammer,
Dalanie Jury and Cohyn Jury; great aunts and uncles; cousins and other
He was preceded in death by his father on June 21, 2008; his grandparents,
James and Neva Adamson; and two uncles, Roy and Jerry Ray.
Rusty was a 1991 graduate of Revere High School. He was baptized as a youth
in the Luray Baptist Church and later became a member of the Wyaconda Christian
Rusty had been employed at Sommers and Sons Sawmill until becoming disabled
in September of 2007. He loved hunting, fishing, looking for arrowheads,
collecting swords and antique coca cola products, and was an avid history buff.
He loved spending time with his children and his dogs, Duke and Honey Bunny.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 19, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Wilson
Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shawn McAfee and Rev. Debra Letcher
officiating. Special music was recordings “I Was There” and “Blue Eyes Crying in
the Rain”. Additional music “Precious Memories” was recorded by Luray School
Honorary Pallbearers were Kyle Ray, Derek Ray, Wyatt Ray, Dakota Ray, Dillan
Brammer, Tyler Brammer, Cohyn Jury, Darin Boatman, Kyle Yates, Jared Malone,
Chris Nichols, Brent Sommers, Aaron Barber, Brad Kirchner, Dustin Parker, Stacy
Sapp and Audrey McKinney.
Pallbearers were Lowell Nichols, Rodney Harvey, Ryan Hopp, Brad Hopp, Trevor
Ray, Seth Lapsley, Toby Burr and Rowdy Yates.
Burial was in Kahoka Cemetery.
Memorials were suggested to the Rusty Ray Family.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/wilsonfh.