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Obituaries > STROHMEYER, RAYMOND M.

JOSHUA — Funeral services for Raymond M. Strohmeyer, 87, of Joshua, Texas, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011, in Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with Darrell Morgan Jr., Jarrod Pace and Jordan Pace officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenacres Memorial Park.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011, 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 Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at his home. He was born in White Deer, Texas, on April 3, 1923, the son of Margaret (Holler) and George A. Strohmeyer.

Raymond served his country in the United States Marines in the 2nd Marine Raiders Battalion 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, Texas. 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 Cleburne First Assembly of God Church.

Raymond was a retired brick mason.

He was 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, S.C.; 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.

Rosser Funeral Home, 1664 W. Henderson St., Cleburne, TX 76033