JOSHUA Funeral services for Raymond M. Strohmeyer, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with Darrell Morgan, Jr., Jarrod Pace and Jordan Pace officiating.

Burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rosser Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Lain, Waymon Lain, Tony Strohmeyer, Jerry Strohmeyer, Larry Pace, Cody Ortiz, Darrell Morgan, Sr. and George Williams.

Mr. Strohmeyer passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at his home. He was born in White Deer on April 3, 1923 to Margaret (Holler) and George A. Strohmeyer.

Raymond served his country in the United States Marines during World War II where he was awarded The Purple Heart for wounds received during the battle of Okinawa and served during the occupation on Tokyo.

He married Wanda Lee Strohmeyer on Sept. 21, 1946 in Dumas. Raymond and Wanda raised six children of their own and also opened their home to family and friends in times of need.

He was a member of the Cleburne First Assembly of God Church.

Raymond was a retired brick mason.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wanda; son, Jerry Claude Strohmeyer; grandson, Dustin Ray Morgan; six brothers and two sisters.

Raymond is survived by his sons, Kenneth Strohmeyer of Joshua; Cary Strohmeyer and wife, Donna, of Stephenville; daughters, Kathy Young of Fort Worth, Karen Morgan and husband, Darrell Sr., of Alvord, Carlene Lain and husband, Waymon, of Cleburne, and Melinda Pace and husband, Larry, of Burleson; sister Marvis Hall of Landrum, SC; sister-in-law, Lovana LaFarnara and husband, Larry, of Venus; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030 or to Faith Field (for special needs children), 3000 N W Loop, Stephenville, TX 76401.

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