Ray Jr. Almaroad

Jul 15th, 1931 - Jul 2nd, 2017


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Wed, Jul. 5th, 2017 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Jul. 6th, 2017 11:00 AM


Meneese Cemetery

Thu, Jul. 6th, 2017 12:00 PM

Ray Jr. Almaroad

Goreville- Ray Jr. Almaroad, age 85, of Goreville, passed away at his home in Goreville on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Ray was born in Boaz, Illinois in Massac County on July 15, 1931, the son of Ray B. and Sarah “Alice” (Meyers) Almaroad. He married Marjorie A. Meneese on September 24, 1949. Together, they shared over sixty-seven years of marriage. She survives in Goreville.

Ray’s life of work began with farming before and after his military service.  He was an Army Corporal in the Korean War. He was then: a heavy equipment operator for Donelson Equipment; Top Boss at Zeigler Coal Company; Owner of Almaroad Equipment; and partnering with his son Charles in Almaroad Trailers and Equipment…working until the end.

Mr. Almaroad was of Christian faith. He was a member of the VFW. Ray loved the art of buying and selling.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years- Marjorie A. (Meneese) Almaroad of Goreville

Son- Charles Ray and Becky Almaroad of Marion

Son- Russell Dale and Tammy Almaroad of Marion

Son- Ronald Dean and Cherie Almaroad of Goreville

Six Grandchildren- Kristy Marie and Greg Barnes of Murray, KY

Carrie Rae Almaroad and Mike Watson of Marion

Tony Aaron and Jennifer Almaroad of Johnston City

Sarah Elizabeth and Steven Vick of Marion

Chad Dylan and Miranda Almaroad of Marion

Aubri Jo Almaroad of Marion

Seven Great Grandchildren- Jaci Kimberly Pickles of Marion

Avery Marie Barnes of Murray, KY

Addison Kristy Barnes of Murray, KY

Alexandra Faith Barnes of Murray, KY

Allie June Watson of Marion

Jaxon Xavier Vick of Marion

Noah Bliss of Johnston City

Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law- Tom and Meriel Kelton

Many Nieces, Nephews, and Friends

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son- Everett Ray Almaroad, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law- Everett and Thelma Meneese, Step- Mother-in-law- Lilly Meneese, Sister- Sharon Williams, and Sister- Lucille Manley.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday July 6, 2017 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Kevin McNeely and Rev. Cecil Clendenin officiating.  Burial will follow at the family cemetery behind their home- Meneese Cemetery in Goreville.  Military honors will be presented at the graveside by the Marion VFW and American Legion Posts with assistance from the United States National Guard.  Visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Meneese Cemetery in Goreville. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N. Market Street; Marion, IL 62959.

For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com



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10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Millie Blankenship

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: July 4, 2017

    So sorry to hear this.
    Prayers for family.
    Your family been such good neighbors.

  • Guest: Brett Williams

    From: St.Charles, Missouri

    Date: July 4, 2017

    Ray Jr. Was my Uncle. He was a Very good Man, and always good to me. My late Mother Sharon (his sister) loved him very much. I have found memories as a boy visiting him and my Aunt Margie at their home. He always had a smile and a great sense of humor. God Bless him and the Almaroad Family. He is now with my Mom in Heaven. My condolences to the Almaroad family.

  • Guest: Peggy&Paul Robinson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 4, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Went to grade school with Ray. Friends for many years. Love and prayers.

  • Guest: Lareva & Doug Bradley

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 5, 2017

    What a wonderful life! Such a good man and family. Thinking of you all.

  • Guest: Jerry Hickam

    From: Murphysboro, IL 62966, Illinois

    Date: July 5, 2017

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss and wanted to let you know that our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Guest: Dan & Dorothy Cirilla

    From: Cobden, Illinois

    Date: July 5, 2017

    We want to express our sympathy at the loss of Ray Jr. Almaroad. We remember him when he came to fish fries in Cobden at St. Joseph Church. We also remember giving him a cake at one fish fry. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

  • Guest: Harry smith

    From: Killeen, Texas

    Date: July 5, 2017

    Marjie and family so sorry to hear of Ray Jr. passing. Mom called me the other day to let me know. You all have me in your prayers. Smiley

  • Guest: Debbie and Mark Kiesling

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: July 5, 2017

    Sending my condolences during this time . I understand how difficult it is to loose your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you Russell, Tammy and family.🙏

  • Guest: Yolonde Peterson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 8, 2017

    Mrs. Almaroad, Charles, Ronnie, Russell and Families, Please accept my sincerest condolences. Prayers for all. Yolonde Peterson

  • Guest: Michael Benton

    From: Richmond, Texas

    Date: July 8, 2017

    Marjorie, Charlie, Russell, and Ronnie. I’m very sorry to hear about Ray Jr’s passing. Please accept my very sincere condolences! My prayers are with all of you in your time of sorrow! I know he will be missed so very much by all of your families.