Pelton, Raymond Gerard

Visitation:
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Service:
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM

Service Location:
St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, 1000 Luebbering Road, Luebbering, MO

Interment:
St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, 1000 Luebbering Road, Luebbering, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1000 Luebbering Road, Luebbering, MO



Obituary
OBITUARY

Raymond Gerard Pelton, known to all as Ray, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Louis, MO, on May 14, 2020, having reached the age of sixty-seven years, five months and twenty-five days. Ray was born in Washington, MO, on November 19, 1952, son of Norman Clarence Pelton and Leona Vera Pelton nee Schulte. On August 28, 1982, he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Hall and three children came to bless this union.

Ray is survived by his wife, Mary Pelton of St. Clair, MO; by three children, Adam Pelton of St. Clair, Sarah Pelton of St. Clair and Sally Lohnes and husband, Joshua, of Wentzville, MO; by five grandchildren, Mavis Pelton, Logan and Olivia Rohrbach & Lucy Pelton all of St. Clair and Jamie Lohnes of Wentzville; by three brothers, Robert Pelton and wife, Sharon, of St. Clair, James Pelton and wife, Sandy, of Shreveport, LA and Gary Pelton and wife, Shirley, of Lonedell, MO; by four sisters, Sharon Snyder of Ozark, MO, Joyce Prichard of St. Louis, MO, Nancy Kessler and husband, Van, of Columbia, MO and Betty Leith and husband, Tom, of St. Louis; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Norman C. and Leona Pelton, and by two siblings, Norman Lee Pelton and infant, Marge Pelton.

Ray was a Christion and devoted member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Luebbering, MO. He willingly worked at any church function and was willing to help the church whenever they asked. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 4667. Ray had grown up in the well drilling industry and by the time he was thirty, he had his own company, Ray Pelton Pump Company, which he owned and operated for thirty-seven years. He was a member of the Missouri Water Well Association, keeping current on new products. He loved to spend time outdoors and hiking was one of his favorite hobbies. Hunting and fishing were other pastimes he enjoyed. Above all else, spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren, gave him great joy and many wonderful memories were created.

A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation was held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Graveside services were held at 11:30 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Cemetery, Luebbering, MO. Memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1000 Luebbering Road, Luebbering, MO.