October 08, 2019

LAMAR- Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel for Ray E. Flannery, 71, Lamar, who died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at his home, surrounded by family. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Online condolences may be shared at www.greenfieldfuneralchapel.com.

Survivors include his wife Carol, of the home; daughters, Dawnissa Hirsch and husband Michael, Lamar and Cathy Daniel and husband Chad, Lockwood; a son, Caleb Flannery and wife Jessica, Willard; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one more on the way.

Mr. Flannery was born March 1, 1948, in a tiny cabin off of an old dirt road in rural Kentucky. He touched many lives in many different ways during his lifetime. He was the life of the party and could make anyone laugh at any time.

He met the love of his life, Carol Elaine Buzbee, in 1965 and the two were married May 15, 1969. They celebrated their 50th anniversary on May 25, 2019.

When it came to friends he was as loyal as it gets and was always surrounded by a group of people who would do anything in the world for him. He was president of his local CB club in Florida and kept the tradition alive in Missouri, even after the advent of the cell phone.

He loved hunting and fishing and was an award-winning archer. He was an accomplished bowler and swimmer and one of the greatest pool sharks one could ever see. However, if you asked him, he would say that his greatest accomplishment was his family.