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Raymond O'Bryant

October 7, 1938 — August 12, 2020


Raymond Gordon "Ray" O’Bryant, age 81, of Kahoka, MO, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Ray was born October 7, 1938 at home in Bellflower, CA, a son of George and Verna Bosserman O’Bryant.

He was first married in 1959 to Brooxie Hicks and they were the parents of Michael and Sheila. On October 21, 1983 he was married to Michaelin Fish in Las Vegas, NV.

Survivors include his wife, Michaelin "Mikie" O’Bryant of Kahoka; one son, Michael Ray O’Bryant and his wife, Pamela Sue, of Albany, IN; a daughter, Sheila Renee Sherman of Lakewood, CA; four grandchildren: Brittney Rae Lyons of Fort Wayne, IN, Hanah Marie Reynolds and her husband, David, of Port Wentworth, GA, Mershawn Renee Mitchell and her husband, Brandon, of East Vale, CA, and Megan Elizabeth McDole of Lakewood, CA; four great grandchildren: Lillian Rae Lyons and Sadie Rae, Sydney Cathleen, and Matthew Christopher Mitchell; two brothers-in-law, Frank Laurence of Susanville, CA and Jon Brightwell and his wife, Annette, of Cedar Rapids, IA; as well as other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Earl Fish and Helen and Art Brightwell; one brother, Robert O’Bryant; a sister, Betty Laurence; a sister-in-law, Barbara O'Bryant; and brother-in-law, Jim Brightwell.

Ray graduated from Paramount High School in California and then entered the U. S. Army. He was very proud to be an Army veteran and have been of service to his country.

He was an employee of McDonnell Douglas serving in supervisory capacity, retiring after 33 years of employment. It was then that he and Mikie retired to Mikie’s home town, giving him an opportunity to live and experience rural life. He had loved to fish and this gave him the chance to rekindle that interest. This also gave him a chance to make new friends, frequent coffee shops, read, and continue woodworking. Anyone that knew Ray was subject to being "teased" and would have thought something was wrong if he didn’t. He also loved old cars and had owned several during his life.

Graveside services and military rites were held Friday, August 28, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at the Kahoka Cemetery.

There was no visitation.

Memorials were suggested to the H. E. Sever Memorial Library.

Arrangements were handled by Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka.

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There will be no visitation.

There will be no visitation.

Graveside Service

Friday, August 28, 2020
1:30 PM

Kahoka Cemetery
700 North Vine
Kahoka, MO 63445

There will be no visitation.

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