Ray Leon Jolly, a resident of Wynnewood, Okla., was born on April 3, 1933 in Hennepin, Okla., to Myrtle (Dickinson) and Roy Jolly. He passed away on December 30, 2016 in Sulphur, Okla., at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 27 days.
Ray grew up in the Hennepin and Davis area and graduated from Davis High School. After graduation he spent two years in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington and also in Alaska.
After the army he moved back to the Wynnewood area and lived the rest of his life on the farm. He married Lalia (Carter) on April 12, 1958 in Wynnewood, Okla.
His work after the army included 40 plus years with Helmerich and Payne Oil Company, while always operating a cow/calf and farming operation. Ray was a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Wynnewood, Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Lalia Jolly of their home in Wynnewood, Okla.; daughter, Lezlee Vickers and husband Steve of Sapulpa, Okla.; 2 sons - Steven Jolly and wife Robin of Sulphur, Okla., and Hal Jolly and wife Rhonda of Pauls Valley, Okla.; brother, Glen Jolly of Alvin, Texas; sister, Janice Rogers and husband Hoot of Davis, Okla.; 9 grandchildren - Tawni Rogers and husband Weston of Sapulpa, Okla., Tiffani Thomas and husband Aaron of Moore, Okla., Jantzen Jolly of Moore, Okla., McLane Jolly of Moore, Okla., Chelsea Quzma and husband Tony of Rio Vista, Texas, Lance Jolly of Mustang, Okla., Hope Jolly of Pauls Valley, Okla., Makinzie Spence and husband Lance of Edmond, Okla., and Conner Michael of Ardmore, Okla.; and 2 great-granddaughters, Dylan and Kadenze.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Carlos Jolly and Larry Jolly, and a sister, Nina McDaniels.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wynnewood, Okla., officiated by Rev. Lynn Phillips.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Wynnewood FFA, 702 East Robert S. Kerr Boulevard, Wynnewood, OK 73098.
Services are under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Wynnewood, Okla. Please send online condolences to www.dearmanfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 3, 2017