In Memory of

Kirk Allen Ray

March 29, 1963 - August 30, 2017
Kirk Allen Ray, age 54, of Washta, IA, died suddenly on August 30, 2017, at Unity Point St. Luke's Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Kirk was born on March 29, 1963, to Kenneth and Clarsie (Holloway) Ray. He lived in Washta his entire life, and attended Willow Schools. He worked various jobs including construction, IBP, Wilson's, Jerry's Tree Service, and Lundell Sanitary Service. He was currently working for the HyVee Distribution Center in Cherokee. Kirk met his wife, Sherri King, in 1983, and the two were wed on June 9, 1988. They were blessed with three beautiful children, Nathan (Megan), Garret (Kayla) and Emily (Travis). They became the proud grandparents of Aiden (age 5) and Chloe (age 4). Kirk loved being outdoors, especially if it involved camping, fishing or golfing. He enjoyed watching football and NASCAR. He and his sons worked together building race cars. Kirk could often be found in his golf cart, driving around the neighborhood, visiting with neighbors and friends. In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, Kirk is survived by two brothers, Kenneth (Jackie) Ray, Jr., and Kevin (Alma) Ray, both of Washta; Sherri's siblings, Michelle (Robert) McCampbell, Paul (Anthony) King, Aaron (Wendy) King, and Shawn King (special friend Angie); his mother-in-law, Dorie Regennitter, and grandmother-in-law, Lucille King; several nieces and nephews: Cassandra (Jeremy) Guttau, Christi Carstens, Cody Ray (Rhiannon), Dillon Ray (Megan), Valerie Delao; Tyler (Nikki) Otto, Andrea Otto, Devon King (Ryan), McKenzie King (Darrell), Jakob, Hunter and Noah King, Taylor and Trevor King, Anthony and Clarsie Simmons, Frankie Allender, Bailey and Drake Carstens, Jack, Thomas and Mason Ray, and Hayden Hansen; many extended 'kids' whom he loved very much; other relatives and friends. Kirk was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Clarsie Ray, father-in-law, Ron King, brother-in-law, Wade King and father-in-law Robert Myers.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the Quimby Babtist Church in Quimby.
Pastor Charles Cuffman
Nathan Ray Garret Ray Cody Ray Dillon Ray Tyler Zupp Andrew Regennitter Lars Ludvigson Steven Regennitter
Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, with the family present during that time at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Sunset View Cemetery Washta, Iowa At a later date.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:09 AM
“May you all take comfort in the the memories. He was a wonderful person. I'm so glad to have had him as a friend. ”
- Linda Specht
Monday, September 4, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about Kirk. My prayers are with you and the family. Many fond memories of Kirk as we were growing up ”
- Debbie Holloway Higginbotham
Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Words cannot express our sadness and deepest sympathy over the loss of Kirk. We will always remember Kirk as a fun-loving, good friend and wish we kept in touch after we moved away.”
- John & Mary Kuhn
Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Kirk's passing..”
- Glenda Schleef
Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about Kirk.We did not see them often after his parents passed but thought of the family often.He always knew us and was easy to visit with.Love to the family. He will be missed.”
- aunt vicky matzdorff
Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Kirk's passing. Such a shock to all. I'm sending prayers to Sherri and family. Let your memories sustain you. ”
- Mary Morris
Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“We are all so sorry for your loss. We hope the memories in your heart will help you all through this very difficult time. Love and prayers sent.”
- Terri Martin
Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My prayers and sympathy to all. When I got to see him he always had a big smile on his face. He will be missed. God Bless all.”
- Aunt Alice Huddleston
Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I was very sorry to hear about Kirk. He was fun to be around and I always appreciated the help that Kirk gave me when I was younger.”
- Jon Simonsen
Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“The world is a darker place without the bright shine of Kirk's smile. I'm so glad to have had the honor of knowing him. ”
- Amy Crouch
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