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Russell Dean Wray March 29, 1931 - August 11, 2018

He will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home

Posted: Aug 13, 2018 8:39 AM

Russell Dean "Papa DD aka Pop" Wray, 87, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 at a Saint Joseph health care center. He was born March 29, 1931 in Maryville, Missouri, son of the late Olevia & Byron Wray. He graduated from Benton High School, Class of 1949. He served in the Navy during the Korean War.

Russ had a long career in the automotive industry and was a self-taught farrier.

He loved horses, riding gymkhana with his daughter and training and showing his cutting horses. He was a huge John Wayne fan, enjoyed watching westerns, reading Louis L'Amour books and was a member of SAS.

Russ was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Dorotha Mae Wray, Saint Joseph, MO, daughter, Robi Parks, grandson, Steven Wray Cervino, granddaughter, Ashley Mae Cervino, all of Lake Havasu City, AZ, brother-in-law, Harold Cecil Callaway, Faucett, MO, sister, Laura Margaret Brantley, Saint Joseph, MO. He will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home

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