Ray E. Kloss

Aug 8th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

  Ray E. Kloss, 88, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at his home. He was born in Beebe on August 13, 1923, to Grover and Blanche Pittman Kloss.

He served in the US Army during WWII as a Staff Sgt., where he earned the American Theater Ribbon, European-African-Middle Easter Theater Ribbon with two bronze stars, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal with two overseas bars. He also served one year in the Navy. After the military, he was a painter/contractor. He was a member of Cotton Plant First Baptist Church. He loved shooting guns, was always happy, and was very family-oriented. He enjoyed fishing, building things, and mowing the yard. He liked doing mechanic work, and loved playing with the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He loved his wife and family with all his heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tommy Kloss; a grandson, Kevin Kloss;  a brother, W. G. Kloss; and a sister, Lorene Williams.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years,  Leona Dorflinger Kloss of Beebe; three sons: John Kloss (Christi), David Kloss (Cindy), and Scott Kloss (Leah), all of Beebe; a daughter;  Carol Goff (Leroy), Beebe; daughter-in-law, Jo Ella Kloss, Beebe; eight grandchildren, Kristen Ulsperger (Jason), Brad Kloss (Rebecca), Gracie Kloss, Cayne Orman, Lucas Orman, Micah Orman (Lauren), Jesse Kloss, and Maggie Dent (Matt); and nine great-grandchildren, Emily Kloss, Ella Ulsperger, Kenzie Kloss, Ledger Kloss, Hunter Orman, Shayne Orman, Avery Orman, Emerson Orman and Avah Dent.

Graveside services were August 2, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Cotton Plant Cemetery, Cotton Plant, AR, with Bro. Billy Duncan officiating. Arrangements by Fowler Funeral Home of Brinkley.