1948 Arthur 2019

Arthur LaRay Evans

August 26, 1948 — February 28, 2019

Arthur "Ray" LaRay Evans, 70 of Lexington, Missouri passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington.

A visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 S. St., Lexington, MO, 64067, 660-259-2245. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Machpelah Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Memories of Ray and condolences for his family may be left at www.nadlerfullerfh.com <http://www.nadlerfullerfh.com> or on our Facebook Page.

Ray was born on August 26, 1948 in Waldron, Arkansas to LaMoine and Veda Adenial (Franklin) Evans. He graduated in 1966 from Waldron High School. On April 27, 1968 he married Barbara (O'Donnell) Evans in Lexington, MO. She preceded him in death on March 1, 2015. Ray retired from Century Link Telephone after 45 years of service as a Cable Splicer. He also co-owned the Back Forty Shooting Range in Lexington. He was a member of the Church of Christ, the Bit and Bridle Saddle Club and a Dream Factory supporter. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Ray enjoyed riding horses and coon hunting. He was also instrumental in organizing the Santa Fe Trail re-enactment from New Franklin, MO to Wellington, MO.

Ray is survived by his mother Veda Adenial Miller of Parks, AR; three children, Edward Floyd of Golden City, MO, Dennis Floyd and companion Georgiann of Odessa, MO and Rodney Evans and wife Catherine of Golden City, MO; twelve grandchildren, Johnny Floyd, Jason Floyd, Michael Floyd, Kimberly Floyd, Samantha Floyd, Michael Wilken, Justin Floyd, Carissa Floyd, Trey Evans, Trenton Evans, Parker Elaine Evans and Kennedy Evans; twelve great-grandchildren; four brothers, Larry Evans and wife Sharon of Parks, AR, William Otto "Little Bill" Miller of Parks, AR, Leo Evans of Heavener, OK and Billy Wayne Miller and wife Donna of Ft. Smith, AR; one sister, Tammi Fisher and husband Billy of Bluffton, AR; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father and wife, Ray was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Kimberly Evans; a great grandson, Emjay Corn; and a step-father, Wesley Rubeon "Rube" Miller; a brother Darrel Evans; two step-brothers, Johnny Miller and James Miller; and two nephews, Sean Wesley Miller and Daniel Fisher.


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