Ray Dean Bicknell

June 29, 1938 - April 13, 2021
Ray Dean Bicknell

Ray Dean Bicknell, 82, of Arma, Kansas passed from this life suddenly on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at his home.

Ray was born June 29, 1938 in Joplin, Missouri to the union of Orville Leroy and Ellen (Grazier) Bicknell. Ray graduated from Riverton high School with the class of 1956. Throughout Ray’s life he had many different business adventures as an entrepreneur. Ray was always up for a good round of golf with his buddies. Early on in life he enjoyed spur of the moment trips with his wife Judy. Sometimes they would just head off in a direction with no destination in mind and just see where their travels would take them. Ray was a great father and Papa and friend to all who knew him.

Ray was united in marriage to Judy Ann (Harrell) Bicknell on May 6, 1976 in Las Vegas, NV. She preceded him in death on November 25, 2018. Ray was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Bicknell; three brothers, Delbert Bicknell, Howard Bicknell, and Bill Bicknell; sister, Ada Muxlow; sister-in-law, Rita Bicknell.

Ray is survived by two sons, Sheldon Bicknell and wife Jamie of Arma, KS, and Wade McGown and wife Michele of Oceanside, CA; brother, Gene Bicknell of Manasota Key, FL; three nieces, Cara Kubler and husband Greg, Kim Harland and husband Marc, and Karin Nielsen; four grandchildren, Shandra Mondragon and husband Chris, Jordan Bicknell and wife Sadie, Bayne McGown, and Johannah McGown; two great grandchildren, Thomas Bicknell and Hudson Bicknell. Along with extended family and friends.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at the Baxter Springs Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Down Syndrome Association of San Diego at 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 130, San Diego, CA 92123. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.