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A Memorial Service for Raymond Plaster, age 87, of Bull Shoals, Ark. will be at 11:00 a.m. May 2, 2014, in Kirby & Family Funeral Home in Bull Shoals, Ark. with Brother Roger Rogers officiating. Military Honors by Hoevel-Barnett V.F.W. Post 1341. Raymond died April 27, 2014, in his home.
Raymond was born May 22, 1926 in Springfield, Mo. to Henry Mansfield and Camilla Ralston Plaster. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy as a Signalman 3rd Class in the Asiatic Pacific. He was a groceryman and started his career opening Plaster's Master Markets in Springfield, Mo. He later worked for Associated Wholesale Grocers then moved to Arkansas in 1969 and opened a grocery store in Bull Shoals, Ark. He merged his stores with Harp's Markets, and then established Ramon's Markets until his retirement. Raymond married Annettia Carol Hart on December 23, 1994, in Gainesville, Mo. He was 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Flippin Assembly of God Church. Raymond's true passion was classic cars, Packards and Model A's. He won the Grand Nationals Award with a 1936 Ford Cabriolet and completely restored Jaun Peron's presidential limousine, a 1939 Packard Phaeton, which also earned numerous awards. The limousine was the favorite of Jaun's wife, Evita Peron.
Raymond is survived by his wife Carol of Bull Shoals, AR; sons: Raymond I. Plaster (Doris) of Springfield, Mo., and Mike Pettet (Robin) of Republic, Mo.; daughters: Pamela Sue Chesney (Gary) of San Jose, Calif. and Camilla M. Hyde (Ramon) of Springfield, Mo.; step-children: Jerry Tiner of Gentry, Ark. and Kim Barth of N. Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Theodosia Plaster of Silver Springs, MD; and thirteen grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Henry Plaster.
Memorials may be made to the Assemblies of God World Mission in Africa for the Orphanage. Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services. Please visit our online guest book and obituary online at kirbyand family.com.
Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services
717 Central Boulevard
Bull Shoals, AR 72619
Published in the News-Leader on May 1, 2014