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Ray Alvis

Funeral services for Ray L. Alvis, 82, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Alvis passed away at 12:38 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born August 5, 1936 at Geary, Oklahoma to William Solon Alvis and Bertha Louise Allen Alvis.  Ray graduated from the West Plains High School with the Class of 1955.  On May 10, 1957, he was married at Moody, Missouri to Fern McClellan.  Before his retirement, Mr. Alvis had been employed at the International Shoe Company, had been a road grader for Howell County and was a farmer in the Pomona area, which he enjoyed.  Mr. Alvis also loved spending time with his grandson and great-grandchildren and Cloud 9 Ranch.  He was of the Baptist faith with his membership in the Forest Dell Church.

He is survived by his wife, Fern Alvis, of the family home; his daughter, Ronda Barry and husband, Dade, Pomona, Missouri; his grandson, Brian Barry and wife, Caiti, Licking, Missouri; three great-grandchildren, Mason, Tyson and Camden; his sister, Freda Mayfield and husband, Ron, Ozark, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, a great-grandson, Brody River Barry, his brother, Elmer Alvis and his sister, Margaret Alvis, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Online condolences may be expressed at