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Lealon Albert Wray
Lealon Albert Wray

Funeral Services for Lealon Albert Wray, 88, West Plains, Missouri, will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Pastor Allen Cartwright officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Claude Wray and Arrie Montgomery Wray, on April 22, 1922 in Mitchell, Arkansas and died April 10, 2011 in West Plains, Missouri.

Β He was united in marriage to Anna Bridges, who preceded him in death. He later married Mae Dawson.

He is survived by his wife, Mae Dawson Wray, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; three children, Lela Stapleton, husband, Ed, Peculiar, Missouri, Debby Lovins, husband, Mitchell, Peculiar, Missouri, and Roger Wray, wife, Marcia, Mount Dora, Florida; two step-children, Diane Overholtz, husband, Jerry, Blue Springs, Missouri, and David Dawson, wife, Mary, Viola, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Matt Stapleton, wife, Kathy, and family, Edmond, Oklahoma, Nikki Raver, husband, Don, and family, Harrison, Arkansas, Kirsten Luebrecht, husband, Alex, and family, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, and Barak Wray, wife, Kelly, Japan; three step-grandchildren, Robby Bomar, wife, Tonya, and family, Lake Lotawana, Missouri, Ronnie Bomar, wife, Robin, and family, Blue Springs, Missouri, and Bobbie Dawson and family, Viola, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Anna Bridges Wray; one brother, Robert Wray, and one sister, Christina Wray; one grandson, Scott Stapleton, and one step-daughter, Patricia Richman.

He had attended the Viola Assembly of God Church, Viola, Arkansas. He had worked for several years as service manager for Brad-Guffey Chevrolet in West Plains.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Mt.Calm Cemetery, Fulton County, Arkansas, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Roger Wray
    April 12, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Dad – we’ll miss you, but know you are in a better place, and with Mom. Thanks for being such a wonderful DAD. I love you.


  2. Nikki Raver
    April 12, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    Grandpa, I’ll miss the hugs, love, good times and all your stories….but I know you are with Me-Me and that makes the sadness easier to bear….say Hi to Scott for me…and give Me-Me a hug…I love you very much! I thank God that I was allowed the privilege of being your granddaughter.


  3. Stephanie Warner
    April 14, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    Debby and family~
    I didn’t get the privilege of knowing him but I certainly loved hearing stories from Debby. I know the heartache that comes from losing a loved one. Thankfully, I know that at some point you can remember all of the happy memories and do it with a smile. I love you bunches, Debby.


  4. Krasannah Ayler
    April 14, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    Lealon- *Grandpa*
    I miss you more and more everyday. I am glad I had the honor to meet you and your wonderful family. I know that you are in peace and much happier. I can’t wait to meet with you again. πŸ™‚ You and God will give your family the strength to more forward but there will never be a day we all won’t go without thinking about you. I hope the bathroom is even bigger up there. πŸ™‚ You were an amazing father, grandpa, and husband. I wasn’t even in your life for every long but it’s still seems like I have known you a lifetime. I wish I would had one more chance to say good-bye but this isn’t good-bye it more like a see you soon.

    Love <3,
    Krasannah Ayler…..



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