Ray Arland Cloud
Ray Arland Cloud of Stigler, Oklahoma, was born April 18, 1938, near Quinton, Oklahoma, to Burnie Sherman and Ruby Esther (Mathis) Cloud. He passed from this earthly life to his heavenly home on February 22, 2019, in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
He is survived by:
One daughter:
Pam Cloud Fioretti, and husband, Mike, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma
One son:
Mike Cloud, and wife, Scarlett, of Muldrow, Oklahoma
Four Grandchildren:
Garrett Cloud and Emmy Cloud, of Muldrow, OK
Heidi Couch, and husband, Alex, of Edmond, OK
Sydney Fioretti of Oklahoma City
Two Great-Grandsons:
Landon and Cade Couch of Edmond, OK
Two Brothers:
Leon Cloud, and wife, Shirley, of McAlester, OK
Gary Cloud, and wife, Barbara, of Quinton, OK
Three Sisters:
Sue Blankenship, and husband, Bill, of Hugo, OK
Shirley Braswell, and husband, Tommy, of McAlester, OK
Linda Reeder, and husband, Tom, of Savanna, OK
One sister-in-law, Carol Cloud of McAlester; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Patricia; one sister, Bonnie Pugh and her husband, Lowell; three brothers, James Cloud, Jack Cloud and his wife, Helen, and Arlie Cloud, and his wife, Joyce; two infant siblings; his in-laws, Cecil and Jessie Wallace, and sister-in-law, Sue Ellen Wallace Russell.
A 1955 graduate of Kinta High School, Ray was a drafted Army veteran who guarded the Berlin Wall as a military police officer during the Berlin Crisis. He retired from Oklahoma Natural Gas Company after nearly 30 years. For the past 46 years, he has served as a deacon and an active member of Main Street Baptist Church in Stigler. He served on the board for the Southside Fire Department. He was also a farmer.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Main Street Baptist Church in Stigler, Oklahoma with the Rev. Jeff Berger and Rev. Jarrod Cloud, Ray's nephew, officiating. Burial will follow at Featherston Cemetery under the direction of Mallory Martin Funeral Home of Stigler.
Viewing will be from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Stigler, Oklahoma with Family Visitation from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Pallbearers: His nephews: Ron Cloud ~ Ryan Braswell ~ Jeremy Cloud ~ Brandon Reeder ~ Daniel Cloud ~ James Ray Cloud
Honorary Pallbearers: Deacons of Main Street Baptist Church: Fred Russell ~ Chick Kelley ~ Jerry Fowler ~ David Ward ~ Sam Kennon ~ Joe Benham ~ Tom Highfill ~ Bob Alley ~ Conard Hurst
Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street Baptist Church, 401 E. Main St., Stigler, Oklahoma
Published on February 22, 2019

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