Raymond S. “Ray” Heston, 93, died Sunday Aug. 29, 2010, at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal.
He was born Nov. 4, 1916, to Elgy Emry and Polly Ettie (Eskew) Heston in Seward County.
He married L. Fern Beck Aug. 4, 1946, in Garden City. She died June 14, 2001.
He had attended the Wide Away School.
He was a truck driver for Swift and Company Meat Packers for 22 years and also Yellow Freight System for 13 years. He had been a farmhand, ranchhand and drove truck for the construction of the railroad bridge on the Cimarron River. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1942-1945.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Elks Lodge, VFW and the American Legion. He was an assistant scoutmaster.
Survivors include two sons, Frank Briscoe and wife, Shirley, Wichita, and Myron E. Heston and wife, Janet, Liberal; one daughter, Lynnette M. Heston Minturn and husband, Dan, Carthage, Texas; three grandchildren, Leslie Ray Blackshear, Norfolk, Va., Heath Ray Heston, Goodwell, Okla., Chad Emry Heston and wife, Cory, Oklahoma City; and two great-grandchildren, Steven Blackshear and Donovan Blackshear.
He was preceded in death by one son, John C. Briscoe; four brothers, William, Walt, Clarence and John Heston; and three sisters, May Heston, Blanche Neil and Mabel Heston.
o Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Southern Baptist Church with Dr. Jack Jacob and military honors by the U.S. Navy.
Friends may call until 8 p.m today with the family present to greet friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, Liberal.
Memorial are suggested to Boys Scouts of America, First Southern Baptist Church or the American Heart Association in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com.