Harold Ray, age 64, of Edmond, Ok., was born November 11, 1929 in
Poteau, Ok. to James H. and Jewel L. Goatcher.
retired as a Sergeant 1st Class E-7, serving in the U.S. Army. Ray
served two tours of duty in Viet Nam and was awarded a Silver Star, a
Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for bravery.
married Lynda L. Allen on December 30, 1982. Harold was a member of the
D.A.V. and some of his hobbies included fishing, reading and horse
racing. Ray passed away November 4, 1994 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Survivors include his wife, Lynda of the home; daughters, Charolette
Aiken of Norman, Anne and her husband, Larry Maloy of Norman; a brother,
Floyd and his wife, Linda Goatcher of McAlester, Ok.; 4 grandchildren,
Sherrie Maloy, Chelle Aiken, Blaine Aiken and Seana Maloy, all of
Norman; 4 stepchildren; 10 step grandchildren, all of Texas. Ray was
preceded in death by his sister, Francis Faulkner. Graveside services
1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 1994 at Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond, Ok.
(The Daily Oklahoman,
Oklahoma City, OK, 9 Nov 1994, Page 30 courtesy of Tedd Cocker)
(courtesy of Beckie Williams)
Grave marker for Harold F. Goatcher in the Mount Pleasant
Cemetery, Plumerville (Conway County), Arkansas,
Harold served in the 508th Regimental Combat Team during
the Korean Conflict.