Raymond Morley, age 76, of Quincy, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 5:29 am in Blessing Hospital.
Raymond was born October 27, 1940 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Dorothy Slater Morley. Raymond married the love of his life, Barbara Gire, on January 20, 1962 in Quincy, Illinois. She survives.
Raymond was a graduate of Unity High School in Mendon, Illinois, and he served in the Illinois National Guard for many years. He was a life long farmer in the Indian graves drainage district. Raymond was an athlete and avid outdoorsman who especially loved hunting, fishing, trap shooting and boating. He was also active in bowling leagues in Mendon, Liberty, and Quincy through the years.
Raymond was a former member of the Unit 4 School Board and the Lion’s Club in Ursa, Illinois. He and Barb attended Calvary Baptist Church.
Raymond was a family man, and spending time with those he loved was important to him. He and Barb especially enjoyed attending their grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s many activities and sports.
Survivors in addition to his wife include two children, Lori (Kirk) Gadeke of Fowler, IL, Alan (Kim) Morley of Quincy, and Gosse (Janet) Vollema of the Netherlands; seven grandchildren, Alexis Gadeke of Lexington, KY, Mitchell and Garrett Gadeke, both of Quincy, Matt (Katie) Farr and Adam (Kendell) Farr, all of Canton, MO, Christina (John) Daniel of Quincy, and LarRayna (Brandon) Boden of Liberty, and Thomas and Eline Vollema; eight great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Aubrie and Joseph Daniel, Marshall and Sylas Farr, Lylah and Vayda Boden, and Clarissa Gadeke (Rinne’ Ceja); a brother, Leonard (Nancy) Morley of Mendon; and several nieces and nephews.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Joe Ferguson.
Services: 10:00 am on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Manago officiating.
Burial: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Calvary Baptist Church
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.