Monday, July 11, 2022

Obituary - Ray Ishmael Vasquez


Ray Vasquez of Sedalia, Missouri will be cremated, per his wishes. Inurnment will be at Radford Cemetery in Spruce, Missouri at a later date. Arrangements under direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Ray Ishmael Vasquez, age 54 of Sedalia, Missouri died Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He was born September 19, 1967 to Ray and Frances Darlene Poor Vasquez in Chicago, Illinois.

Ray grew up in Sauk Village, Illinois and lived in Phoenix, Arizona, Bolivar, Missouri and finally Sedalia, Missouri. He was a simple man who was unique and friendly. Ray loved to joke, tell stories and give his brothers and sisters a hard time. He enjoyed listening to rock music, collecting baseball cards and coins, and spending time with his family. A favorite keepsake that he always kept with him was a tiny little Bible.

Ray is survived by two sisters, Suzette Daley and husband Shawn of Holiday, Florida and Christina Viles of Springfield, Missouri; and two brothers, Harvey Vasquez and wife Rhea of Bolivar, Missouri and Roberto Vasquez of Nevada, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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