Ray Leon Seward
March 2, 1942  -  July 14, 2018

Ray Leon Seward

Memorial Service
First Baptist Church
601 N. 7th
Perry, OK  73077
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Obituary for Ray Leon Seward Sr.
Ray Leon Seward Sr., 76, of Perry, Oklahoma was born on March 2, 1942 in Jennings, Oklahoma to Henry Butler Seward and Cleo (Bishop) Seward. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Oklahoma City surrounded by his loving family.
He attended school in Ralston, Oklahoma where he met and fell in love with his wife, Carol Seward.
They were wed in the spring of 1961 in a tiny town right outside of Ponca City, Pleasant view, Oklahoma. They moved to Perry and raised three sons that Ray was so incredibly proud of.

Ray started his career at the City of Perry as an electrical line foreman for 19 years and worked in Ponca City as an electrician for 1 year. He later in life he was drawn to the oil field. He worked in the oil industry as a Contract Oil Field Pumper for 40 years for a few different companies. Ray kept himself quite busy even when he wasn’t working. He spent a fixated amount of time on mowing lawns. He would help those in his community keep their lawns maintained if anyone was ever in need. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Ray always enjoyed the rodeo, so it was a treasured moment each time he could assist the grandkids in their races or other activities. He also liked catching a good deal at a garage sale and riding his horses from time to time.
Ray was very active in his community and maintained various memberships. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Perry and a 33rd degree Mason. Has also a member of the Guthrie Scottish Rites as well as a Shriner. He attended and was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Perry, Oklahoma, but was also an attendee at the Lucien Branded Cowboy Church. Following God’s plan was important to Ray and he loved being able to help serve by helping his community any way possible. Ray was a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed by many.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Perry, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to the care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry, Oklahoma.
He will be remembered for his kind heart and the love he shared with his family.
Cherishing his memory are his wife, Carol (McCune) Seward of Perry, Oklahoma; sons, Ray Seward Jr. of Perry, Oklahoma, and Ricky Seward of Perry, Oklahoma; granddaughters, Carol Ann Seward of Perry, Oklahoma and Raelynn Seward of Perry, Oklahoma; grandson, Mathew Seward and his wife Mellisa of Crescent, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Kaden Seward and Maci Seward both of Crescent, Oklahoma.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Randall Seward; and 4 sisters.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at www.brown-duggerfuneralhome.com.


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  1. Helen Radford Boyd
    Anadarko, OK

    Carol and family I am so very sorry for the loss of Ray. He was always smiling & kind even as a kid. You & Ray are some of the sweetest people I have known. I'm so sorry I can't be there but you are in my prayers.
    I love you, Helen Radford Boyd

  2. Patricia heppler franklin
    Reidsville, GA

    My heart goes out to the family of Ray, god broke the mold when he made him! Such a great man. We had long meaningful talks when David and I had zip trip and I worked the late shift, Ray would come over and grab a paper, and we would talk, he was always inspiring , and he will be so missed. Rip Ray. You will always be on my mind, god has a great servant, job well done on earth! Sincerely Patricia heppler

  3. Denise (Feken) Clayton
    Sayre, OK

    Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Carol, we always had such a good time with Ray and the band. I will forever cherish those memories and all those old country songs he loved to sing! God Loves you & he's with you.
    Love You

    Perry, OK

    Ray was a very loving and kind man he will be greatly missed and loved forever...our prayers go out to his family and we are very sorry for your loss

  5. Terri Heddleson
    Trinidad, CO

    Dear Momma Carol & family~ I'm so very sorry to hear this news! Pappa Ray was always one of my favorite people! He always exhibited hospitality and reminded me of the Maya Angelo quote, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Pappa Ray always made a person feel like a million bucks, always welcomed & cherished. He will be missed!!! My deepest sympathies from our family to yours!

  6. Lisa manning
    Perry, OK

    God bless and prayers for family!

  7. Chloe VanZant
    Perry Ok, OK

  8. Karen Huffmire - Lawrence
    Warsaw, MO

    Carol, So sorry that Ray has passed. I know he will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  9. Pam Groom
    Perry, OK

    I am so sorry! Ray was one of the kindest and loving men I knew. Hugs to Raelynn , Carol , and family. Hugs to you all

  10. Pam Groom
    Perry, OK

    I am so sorry! Ray was one of the kindest and loving men I knew. Hugs to Raelynn , Carol , and family. Hugs to you all

  11. Janet ack
    Lucien, OK

    So sorry for your loss, He will be missed by many.

  12. Sandy Cockrum
    Perry, OK

    Bless your heart neighbor. I am so sorry. I know how hard it is to loose a husband. I pray for strength, courage and guidance for you and please call me if I can do anything for you.

  13. Mary and Leo Sloan
    Perry, OK

    Carol, We are so sorry for the loss of Ray. I will never forget the sound of Ray’s laugh. He was a good man.

  14. Yvonne Hodge
    , OK

    Dear Carol, so sorry for your loss Ray had such a great personality, always happy and smiling. He will be missed by all.

  15. Bill & Shirley Tearney
    Stillwater, OK

    Carol, we remember our days as neighbors. Ray was an excellent neighbor and friend. Our sympathy to you and the family.

  16. Cynthia Hembree
    Perry, OK

    Carol and family,
    I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  17. Cynthia Hembree
    Perry, OK

    Carol and family,
    I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  18. Cynthia Hembree
    Perry, OK

    Carol and family,
    I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

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