Ray Dale Box

December 8, 1938 - September 1, 2019
Ray Dale Box
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Ray Dale Box of Miami, OK passed from this life Sunday, September 1, 2019, at his home. He was 80.

Ray Dale was born December 8, 1938, in Picher, OK to Carl M. and Evelyn Nadine (Williams) Box. He had lived in Fairland for 38 years moving from Picher and had recently moved to Miami. Ray Dale graduated from Picher – Cardin High School in 1957. He worked for Yellow Freight in Baxter Springs, KS for over 20 years, and he served on the Picher Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years. Taking care of family was his major goal in life. He enjoyed fishing, OU Football, grandkids and great grandkids.

Ray Dale was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, Francis and Frances Williams and Lennie and Bessie Box and his uncle Jim Williams.

Ray Dale married Rita Ann (Brinson) Box, and she survives of the home. Additional survivors include his son Vance Box and wife Kimberly of Kingwood, TX, his daughter Janie Box Smith and husband Robby of Miami, OK, 3 grandchildren Adam Weaver of Miami, OK, Amy Weaver of Miami, OK and Christian Box of Waco, TX, 3 step grandchildren Tabitha Ruhl of Afton, OK, Savanna Stone of St. Louis, MO, Kiefer Smith of Union Star, MO and adopted grandchild Prom Nyaanga of Miami, OK, 3 great grandchildren Abigail Weaver of Miami, OK, Brayson Weaver of Miami, OK, Ethan Weaver of Miami, OK and step great grandchildren Sylei Click of Galena, KS and Landon Smith of Union Star, MO.

Celebration of Life Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Rev. Jeff Austin will officiate. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.

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