Thursday, February 24, 2011

Raymond Stapleton, Jr., 66, of Verona, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born June 24, 1944, in Shell Knob, the son of the late Dale and Margie Stapleton.

He was retired from a family owned cleaning business. Prior to his cleaning business, he worked for 11 years as a butcher at Russ' Supermarket in Purdy.

Survivors include: his wife of 45 years, Linda Sue; two sons, Larry and his wife, Laurie, of Nixa, and Keith and his wife, Hollie, of Aurora; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Swafford, Viola Castle, Janet Hemphill and Barbara McFarland; and two brothers, Jerry Stapleton and Jim Stapleton.

He was preceded in death by one son, Steve Brian.

Memorial services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Aurora on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Cremation is under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.