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Obituary: Ray Maberry

Ray Gale Maberry, born January 25, 1935, in Dawn, Missouri, went to join his wife Debra Maberry with the Lord September 14, 2022. They were happily married 40 years until Debra's death in March 2020.

Ray was one of seven brothers and one sister born to Bert and Eunice (McKerrow) Maberry. Ray moved to Great Falls, Mont. where he met and married Joyce Spraklin. Ray and Joyce had Donna, Tim and Tom. Ray and Joyce eventually divorced.

Ray and Debra married December 23, 1979 and the family relocated to Lincoln. From his marriage to Debra he gained three sons, Kelly, Kevin and Todd. Ray and Debra were active in the community. One of their favorite hobbies was playing pool. The family even had a pool table in the home. Ray and Debbie owned Huckleberry Trailer Court, where many of the family members lived on and off throughout the years. You could easily find out if Ray or Deb were out by seeing their signature license plates, MRFIXIT and MRSFIXIT. There was not a person in the community Ray wouldn't help out. His kindness and generosity will surely be missed by all.

Ray was a proud parent, grandparent, great grandparent and, most recently, great-great grandparent. He was always delighted to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ray is survived by brothers, Jim (Sharon), Jack (Mary Ann) and Gary (Vi),  daughter Donna, sons Tim, Tom, Kelly, Kevin (Melissa) and Todd (Chrissy), 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Ray is preceded in death by his granddaughter Tammy, son-in-law Jerry Hill, sister Joyce, brothers Harold, Glen and Gerald and his parents Bert and Eunice.

Service for Ray will be held Friday, September 23, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Hall, followed by a potluck. Ray and Debra will be laid to rest together in Missouri at a later date.


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