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  1. Gerald W. Sharp
    November 5, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    In spite of the darkness of death’s shadowa, we live in the light of God’s presence. Your family will miss you greatly and your memory we will always keep in our dreams, the exemplary dedication of freedom and service to our country you gave.
    Step forward now, you’ve borne your burdons well, you’ve done your time in Hell.
    Thank you for your service, May the Lord Bless, untill we meet again

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    • Mary Good
      November 6, 2014 @ 7:56 am

      He was a strong presence in our lives. He bore his responsibilities of country and family with strong shoulders & never waivered. He was as strong in his illness as he was in all his life & kept his sense of humor through it all. May he rest in peace & know his family loved him dearly.

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  2. Robert Lee Hays, HMC/FMF/Navy Retired
    November 5, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

    Ray, it has been an Honor to have known you all these years. We shared similar stories and events in our military history of VietNam. You were U.S. Army and mine was U.S.Navy Fleet Marine Forces. I grew to admire, respect, love, and look up to you during those years. You were a great asset to this Great Nation and I thank you as well as salute you. I shall meet you on the other side. GOD BLESS and Semper Fi, my friend.

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  3. Paula Sharp
    November 5, 2014 @ 5:26 pm

    I am sadden to hear of Ray’s death, please accept my condolence. I know he will definitely be missed by all his family and friends! One could always count on his smile and a friendly “Hello”! I’ve considered Ray a friend from our youth.

    God bless you all,
    Paula Sharp

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  4. Don Good
    November 5, 2014 @ 10:34 pm

    Day is done, gone the sun

    From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
    All is well, safely rest
    God is nigh.

    Fading light dims the sight
    And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
    From afar, drawing near
    Falls the night.

    Thanks and praise for our days
    Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
    As we go, this we know
    God is nigh.

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  5. marilyn mathews
    November 6, 2014 @ 10:10 am

    You showed great courage and strength throughout this horrible illness. When I found out you had left this earth I was very sad for your family, and those who loved you…but I also felt great joy that your suffering was over. Thank you Ray for all the memories we shared …from our youth in WP and KC, and for the recent phone and internet friendship we shared. I will always keep those memories close. And also for your brave service to this country when you served in Vietnam! I know your sons and family must be so proud! RIP Ray! You will be missed by all.

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  6. MARCIA GOOD
    November 9, 2014 @ 9:04 am

    RAY….JEFF AND I WERE SO HAPPY THAT WE ARRIVED IN WEST PLAINS TO SEE YOU BEFORE YOU WENT TO SEE THE LORD & YOUR MOM,DAD,MAXINE, & ARNOLD…. EVERYONE WHO KNEW YOU WILL GREATLY MISS YOU. OUR FAMILY ENJOYED WHEN YOU LIVED WITH US IN ST LOUISFOR A FEW YEARS,AS WELL AS YOUR ANNUAL TRIPS TO JACKSONVILLE, FL… I CAN JUST SEE YOUR HEAVENLY FAMILY WAITING FOR YOU AT THOSE “PEARLY GATES” AND AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE FINALLY FREE FROM ILLNESS AND ARE FINALLY AT PEACE….LOVE YOU ALWAYS!!!

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  7. Ethel Roberts
    November 10, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

    I didn’t personally know Ray but I did know his brother John just want John and Nancy to know how sorry I am for there loss and they are in our prayers Jerry and Ethel Roberts

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  8. Jack Harris
    November 11, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

    Sorry for your lose Ray was a god man and so nice to talk with he will be missed.

    Jack Harris and Meredith Hopkins

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