Lorrel L. Cray


The funeral service for Lorrel Lee Cray, 85, Enid, is 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Barrie Henke officiating.
Burial follows in Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends 6:00-7:00 p.m. this evening, January 11, 2019, at the funeral home.
Lorrel was born June 11, 1933, in Enid to Wendell Gene and Marjorie Doremus Cray, and passed away on January 7, 2019, at the Timbers Skilled Nursing Facility in Edmond.
He attended school at Waukomis and Enid High School before joining the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1955.
On August 2, 1954, he married Cleta Ann Hardesty in Enid. They had four children. Lorrel was an automobile mechanic. He worked for Semke Rambler, Chevrolet and Janzen Oldsmobile.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Enid, a 32 Degree Mason and a Shriner. He owned and drove a small car during parades with the Shrine Unit. He also drove the Shrine Train, and worked with the stage team at Guthrie. He loved to hunt, as well as create model cars and tractors.
He is survived by his three daughters, Deborah and husband Jim Fletchall of Marlow, Lori Passaro and husband Norman Armentrout of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, and Teresa and husband Kevin Ewing of Edmond; mother of his children Cleta Erickson, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his son Richard Lee Cray.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project or the charity of your choice, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made to the family and the service may be viewed online at www.LadusauEvans.com.
A funeral service is 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 215 S. Cleveland, Enid.
Visitation is 6:00-7:00 p.m. this evening, January 11, 2019, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home, 2800 North Van Buren Street, Enid.
Published on January 10, 2019
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