Raymond M. “Ray” Bax , 72, of Mary’s Home, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019, at Miller County Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 4, 1947, in Iberia; a son of Phillip and Augusta (Evers) Bax. He was joined in marriage to Theresa H. (Schulte) on April 27, 1968 in Mary’s Home.
He was a 1965 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1965 – 1970. He worked for over 50 years in the construction business, which consisted of many state office buildings across the state of Missouri, Redfield Golf Course in Eugene, MO and many years of farming and raising cattle, until his illness prevented him from continuing his lifelong dream. He was a member of Mary’s Home Knights of Columbus, a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church. His passion and love for hunting was to spend time with his friends in Nebraska every year at the cabin he built. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 51 years: Theresa; children: Renae Russell Woodberry (Jeff), Tracie Brandt (Mike), Deann Lepper (Shane Moriarity) and Darin Bax (Shelly); Brothers: Jerome Bax (Theresa) St. Charles MO, Anthony Bax (Jeanie) St. Anthony MO; Sisters: Dorothy Frazier (Leo) Greenville, PA, Mildred Blomberg (Harold) St. Anthony MO; Brother-In-Law: Leander Bax Jefferson City, MO; Sisters-In-Law: Margie Bax Ellisville, MO and Sophie Bax Defiance, MO; Grandchildren: Adrian Russell, Alex Russell (Shelby), Austin Russell (Kaylee), Jessi Woodberry, Dylan Lepper, Tyler Lepper, Ryan Lepper and Tre Brandt and Great Granddaughters: Bentley Russell and Shane Russell, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Leonard Bax, Eleanor Bax, Catherine Bax, Irene Blomberg, Sylvester Bax, and John Bax; Brother-In-Law: Hugo Blomberg; Son In Law: Craig Russell
Family and Friends will be received from 8:30 am to 10:45 am on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Our Lady of the Snows Parish Center with mass immediately following at 11:00 am at the church. Burial will follow at Our Lady of the Snows Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary’s Home.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.
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