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Monday February 4th, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm

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Monday February 4th, 2019

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Monday February 4th, 2019

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Maurice "Big Mo" Wayne Ray

Maurice “Big Mo” Wayne Ray, 53, of Watts, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at his home.

Maurice was born on December 21, 1965 to Everett and Patsy Ray in Tahlequah, OK. On January 31, 1997, he married Pat Ray in Bentonville, AR. He worked as a Reserve Officer, Dispatcher for Watts and Westville Police Department, Inspector for the Adair County Election Board, Boy Scout Leader, and served as Co-Chairman for the Democratic Party. He loved collecting vehicles, watching his wrestling, making people laugh, fishing, wheeling and dealing, and going to car races. Most of all, he cherished spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his father, Everett Ray; his wife, Pat Ray; 4 sons, Dakota Veihl, Jeremy Ketcher, Johnny Osborn, and grandson Corgan Ketcher all of Watts, OK, and Jeff Ketcher of Newport, AR; Daughter, Dezaray Holtzclaw and husband, A.J. of N.C.; 2 Sisters, Lorinda Driskill and husband, Kevin, and Brandi Ray; 7 Grandchildren; 1 Great-Grandchild on the way; 5 Nieces, Gracie Driskill, Kaylisha Ketcher, Tabatha Payton, Shania Peters, Lucretia Dietrich; 6 Nephews, Scott Miller, Brandon Ray, Dennis Peters, CJ Ketcher, Tommy Frazier, Taylor Frazier; and 2 Step-Brothers, Nathan Koonz and Roger Ray; 2 sister-in-laws, Sandra Ketcher and Paula Peters; 2 brother-in-laws, Tom Frazier and Leonard Frazier.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Ruth Noel Koonz; Fraternal Grandmother, Bessie Micco Bushyhead; Fraternal Grandfather, Maurice Ray; Step Mother, Alice Ray; Maternal Grandmother, Willie Cupp Noel; and Maternal Grandfather, Henry Noel; Mother-in-law, Kathryn Frazier; and Father-in-law, Leon Frazier.

A visitation for Maurice will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pm at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Siloam Springs, AR. The funeral service will follow at 2:00pm with Pastor Billy George Pettit officiating. Burial will be held at New Hope Cemetery. The arrangements are entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR. To sign the online guestbook, please visit, www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.

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Hey Papa! It's been quite awhile now. But dang does it feel like just yesterday. It has been so so hard without you. I wish you could see me now. How good I've been doing in life. I work on an ambulance now Papa, I went through and did my schooling. I am getting married in a few months. I really wish you could be there, you loved to be involved in my life and be there for my big events. I am glad that you did not have to witness this pandemic though. I am happy I had 19 great years with you around. I wouldn't be the man I am today without your influence. You were one of the closest people I had to a father. I love you and miss you so much Papa!

Corgan Ketcher May 7 2021 12:00 AM

I love you and miss you so much little brother! Till I see you, momma and Alice again. Give Benjamin a hug from his momma.

Lorinda Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

R.I.P my friend .Donnie Camp & Belinda Small-Camp

Belinda & Donnie Camp Feb 6 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maurice "Big Mo" Ray

Belinda & Donnie Camp Feb 6 2019 12:00 AM

Always enjoyed talking and visiting with Maurice (Mo). Such a happy and funny guy. His family is in our thoughts and prayers. David and Donna Pickle

David and Donna Pickle Feb 4 2019 12:00 AM

I'm sorry I'm not able to make it today ol Man I just can't. I love you and will and always will keep you in my heart.
, Amber

Amber Martin Feb 4 2019 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with the family and friends.

Bradly & Amanda Payne Feb 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maurice "Big Mo" Ray

Brandi Ray Feb 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maurice "Big Mo" Ray

Randy Hartshorne Jr Feb 2 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maurice "Big Mo" Ray

Janie Feb 2 2019 12:00 AM

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