Born: August 15, 1937 in Lenapah, Oklahoma
Died: January 7, 2013 in Gooding, Idaho
Age: 75 years old
On October 26, 1958 he married Ida M. Armstrong at her parent’s home in Wendell, Idaho. He was the daddy to five kids and a friend to many other kids that needed a home to call their own.
In 1961 Raymond started his truck driving career. He drove milk trucks for Hank Theiman, hauling milk cans for Pet Milk Company. From there he drove for Mike Spencer for the Jerome Co-op Creamery. During this time he also farmed. Raymond started driving livestock trucks in 1963 for Ernie Kimbrough. He then drove livestock trucks for Cady Auto and France Feedlot. He was a driver for forty years. Because of his good and safe driving record he was chosen by the Tre-Bar Kenworth Company as the driver of the year for the state of Idaho. Raymond was picked because of the most miles driven without any accidents nor driving tickets. This award was given to Raymond in 1997. Tre-Bar gave him a trip for four with all expenses paid to the Poly Bemis Ranch on the Salmon River for seven days. He was very proud of his record. In 2003 he quit driving because of his health problems. We sold the farm and moved into town.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Adams, daughters: Nancy Farrell of Nevada; Flora (Ted) Wilson of Wendell, Idaho; Rosalie (Ray) Faulkner of Bliss, Idaho; Raelene Adams of May, Idaho; and son Doug (Diana) of Moore, Idaho, 13 grandchildren, 15 Great-grandchildren, sister Dollie Aldrich of Gooding, Idaho.
Proceeded in death by his parents, Charlie and Flora Belle Adams, Grandparents, Zora and Blanche Mullins, a niece Brenda McLaughlin, brother- in- law Jerry Egersdorf, sisters Joyce Chitton, Stella Adams and brother Walter Adams.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Desert Hills Community Church of the Nazarene, 129 6th Ave. W. in Gooding.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.