Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Kirk Allen Ray
Kirk Allen Ray
Kirk Allen Ray
Born: March 29, 1963
Died: August 30, 2017
Age: 54
Kirk Allen Ray
March 29, 1963 - August 30, 2017

Kirk Allen Ray, age 54, of Washta, IA, died suddenly on August 30, 2017, at Unity Point St. Luke's Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Kirk was born on March 29, 1963, to Kenneth and Clarsie (Holloway) Ray. He lived in Washta his entire life, and attended Willow Schools. He worked various jobs including construction, IBP, Wilson's, Jerry's Tree Service, and Lundell Sanitary Service. He was currently working for the HyVee Distribution Center in Cherokee.

Kirk met his wife, Sherri King, in 1983, and the two were wed on June 9, 1988. They were blessed with three beautiful children, Nathan (Megan), Garret (Kayla) and Emily (Travis). They became the proud grandparents of Aiden (age 5) and Chloe (age 4).

Kirk loved being outdoors, especially if it involved camping, fishing or golfing. He enjoyed watching football and NASCAR. He and his sons worked together building race cars. Kirk could often be found in his golf cart, driving around the neighborhood, visiting with neighbors and friends.

In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, Kirk is survived by two brothers, Kenneth (Jackie) Ray, Jr., and Kevin (Alma) Ray, both of Washta; Sherri's siblings, Michelle (Robert) McCampbell, Paul (Anthony) King, Aaron (Wendy) King, and Shawn King (special friend Angie); his mother-in-law, Dorie Regennitter, and grandmother-in-law, Lucille King; several nieces and nephews: Cassandra (Jeremy) Guttau, Christi Carstens, Cody Ray (Rhiannon), Dillon Ray (Megan), Valerie Delao; Tyler (Nikki) Otto, Andrea Otto, Devon King (Ryan), McKenzie King (Darrell), Jakob, Hunter and Noah King, Taylor and Trevor King, Anthony and Clarsie Simmons, Frankie Allender, Bailey and Drake Carstens, Jack, Thomas and Mason Ray, and Hayden Hansen; many extended 'kids' whom he loved very much; other relatives and friends.

Kirk was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Clarsie Ray, father-in-law, Ron King, brother-in-law, Wade King and father-in-law Robert Myers.

Monday, September 04, 2017
So sorry to hear about Kirk. My prayers are with you and the family. Many fond memories of Kirk as we were growing up
Debbie Holloway Higginbotham
Friday, September 01, 2017
So very sorry to hear about Kirk's passing..
Glenda Schleef
Friday, September 01, 2017
Words cannot express our sadness and deepest sympathy over the loss of Kirk. We will always remember Kirk as a fun-loving, good friend and wish we kept in touch after we moved away.
John & Mary Kuhn
Friday, September 01, 2017
My prayers and sympathy to all. When I got to see him he always had a big smile on his face. He will be missed. God Bless all.
Aunt Alice Huddleston
Friday, September 01, 2017
We are all so sorry for your loss. We hope the memories in your heart will help you all through this very difficult time. Love and prayers sent.
Terri Martin
Friday, September 01, 2017
So sorry to hear of Kirk's passing. Such a shock to all. I'm sending prayers to Sherri and family. Let your memories sustain you.
Mary Morris
Friday, September 01, 2017
Sorry to hear about Kirk.We did not see them often after his parents passed but thought of the family often.He always knew us and was easy to visit with.Love to the family. He will be missed.
aunt vicky matzdorff
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The world is a darker place without the bright shine of Kirk's smile. I'm so glad to have had the honor of knowing him.
Amy Crouch
Thursday, August 31, 2017
I was very sorry to hear about Kirk. He was fun to be around and I always appreciated the help that Kirk gave me when I was younger.
Jon Simonsen

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the Quimby Babtist Church in Quimby.
Pastor Charles Cuffman
Nathan Ray
Garret Ray
Cody Ray
Dillon Ray
Tyler Zupp
Andrew Regennitter
Lars Ludvigson
Steven Regennitter
Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, with the family present during that time at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Sunset View Cemetery
Washta, Iowa
At a later date.
©2009 Greenwood Funeral Home All Rights Reserved
216 South 2nd Street | Highway 59 South | Cherokee, Iowa 51012 | 712-225-4886
100 Eagle Avenue | Marcus, Iowa 51035 | 712-376-4886
site design by Emagine Marketing