Obituary – Ray Kirkpatrick

Ray Kirkpatrick

A funeral service for Ray Kirkpatrick, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Ballard and Rev. L.D. Baxley. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jonathon Keller, Daniel Weatheread, Travis Baxley, Austin Baxley, Delane Baxley, Lane Keller, Chris Currier and Brody Weatheread serving
as pallbearers. Jordan Perry, Jack Potts, Jaxton Currier, Halston Potts and Blayke Pegues serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mr. Kirkpatrick passed away on March 27, 2022 at Christus Mother Frances – Sulphur Springs.

Ray was born on June 21, 1934, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to John Presley “Sid” and Henrietta (Hill) Kirkpatrick. He married Perry Nell Woodward on April 27, 1953, in San Antonio, Texas. Ray worked as a dairy farmer, truck driver and retired from Grocery Supply. He never quit working though, he worked for Dr. Black until he couldn’t anymore. Ray was known for being a storyteller. He was a member of the House of Prayer.

He is survived by his son, Benny Ray Kirkpatrick and wife, Jean; daughters, Jan Ballard and husband Danny, Kim Keller and husband Rodney, Sherry Baxley and husband L.D., and Carolyn Walker and husband Rob; grandchildren, Matthew Kirkpatrick, Cari Kirkpatrick, Kimberly Perry, Daniel Weatheread, Jennifer Keller, Jonathon Keller, Carla Currier, Travis Baxley, Pamela Potts, Austin Baxley, Dana Baxley, Angela Pegues, Delane Baxley, Madysen Walker and Lili Walker; 12 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Bert Kirkpatrick; and sisters, Vannoy Gentles, Sydney Anderson and Ann Oliver.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nell; son, John Kirkpatrick and daughter-in-law, Judy Brown Kirkpatrick; great-grandson, James Steven Keller; brothers, J.P. Kirkpatrick and James Kirkpatrick; sisters, Sybil Jones and Rowena Butcher.

Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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