Raymond Weems, age 92, of Quincy, IL, died on Friday, November 2, 2018 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on May 19, 1926 in Iuka, IL the son of Austin Herbert and Mandy Estella (Dial) Weems. He married Darlene Louderback on August 5, 1950. She survives.
He served in the United States Army during WWII. Raymond owned and managed Weems Appliance Repair, farmed and built several houses. Most recently, he worked as a lab technician for Colt Industries. He was a member of the Christian Church. Raymond was a member of the American Legion Post 312, St. Charles, MO.
Raymond loved fishing, hunting, playing guitar, singing and antiquing. Most of all, Raymond loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:
TWO CHILDREN: Sandra Graham and her spouse Steve of Pontiac, IL; and Janice Irwin and her spouse Dean of St. Charles, MO.
TWO GRANDCHILDREN: Nicole Graham and her spouse Dre and Craig Hoffman.
EIGHT STEP-GRANDCHILDREN: Matthew Graham and his spouse Jennifer; Chad Graham and his spouse Jannelle; Amy Fazio and her spouse Tommy; MaryBeth Irwin; Mike Irwin and his spouse Mercedes; Carolyn Lund and her spouse Kurt; Robin Irwin and Joe Irwin.
THIRTEEN STEP-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
ONE BROTHER: H.D. Weems and his spouse Mary
ONE SISTER: Betty Ewalt and her spouse Bud
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Raymond was preceded in death by a brother; Jim Weems and two sisters; Sherla Johnston and Anna Weems; three brothers-in-law, Bert Johnston, Russell Louderback, Jr. and Eugene Louderback was killed in service during WWII; and a son-in-law, Eric Dehm.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 12:00 noon until the time of the services. Memorials may be made to the Camp Point Christian Church.
- We will all miss you uncle Ray. You have left memories that will brighten our lives forever.