Alvin Eugene Wray 1936 - 2009 Ottawa
Ottawa — Funeral services for Alvin Eugene Wray, 73, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ottawa University Chapel, 1001 S. Cedar St. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Wray died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at his son’s residence in Fort Scott.
He was born May 12, 1936, in Centropolis, the son of Edna Pearl Flory and Covy Guy. He lived most of his life in the Centropolis community.
He was a dairy farmer for 49 years and also sold seed for Cargill for several years. He enjoyed the vast areas of western Kansas, and in his later years he purchased land there for farming and hunting. He was baptized in 1977 and was anointed twice. He enjoyed reading the Bible and talking about Scripture.
He married Clarabelle Sue Wrightsman on June 8, 1963. They shared 46 years of marriage. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Brenda and husband Steve Wilson, Pomona, and Sharon McCallop and husband James, Overland Park; a son, Arlan and wife Anna Marie, Fort Scott; five brothers, Leonard and wife Elsie, Pomona, Lester and wife Rozetta, Laura, Ohio, Leland and wife Flo, Thomasville, Pa., Wayne and wife Donna, Logansport, Ind., and John and wife Laura, New Carlisle, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Ellen Marie Wray in 1945 and Velma Louise Wray in 1951.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 325 S. Hickory, Ottawa.
The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Kansas, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.
Online condolences may be sent at lamb-roberts.com.