The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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January 21, 2014

Raymond R. Adams Jr.

GALENA, Kan. — Raymond Ray Adams Jr., age 70, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his home following an illness.

Ray was born Oct. 2, 1943, in Joplin, Mo. Born to Raymond and Dorothy (Heald) Adams, he was raised by his grandparents W.F. and Dovie Adams. He was a lifetime resident of Galena.

Ray graduated from Galena High School with the Class of 1961. He worked 28 years for the Frisco and later B&N Railroad as a brakeman and a conductor. He retired in 1994.

Baseball and softball were a passion for many years, influencing a lot of youth during the nearly three decades he coached baseball. He also enjoyed hunting, bowling and fishing.

Ray was married to Eileen Mae Carver on Oct. 14, 1977, in Joplin, Mo. She survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, John Adams (wife, Shelley), Galena, Kan., Kevin Adams (wife, Vickie) Rogersville, Mo. and Bradley Adams, Galena; one step-son, Paul Martin, Miami, Okla.; two sisters, Gloria Snooks Moore, Kansas City, Mo. and Linda Miller, Mablevale, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; and a host of special relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Rayna Young.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan. Rev. J. W. Stephenson will officiate. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the funeral home.

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