Friday, July 1, 2016

Obituary - Raymond L. McCann

Raymond L. McCann 79, of Raymore, Missouri passed away June 20, 2016 at his home in Raymore.  Cremation with private family memorial services will be held.  

Arrangements under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).
Raymond Lawrence McCann was born June 3, 1937 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Wilbur and Ada Pauline Green McCann.  He grew up in Weld County, Colorado where he enlisted in he US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  During his time in the service he was stationed at Okinawa.  Following his honorable discharge in 1957 he was united in marriage to Margaret Esser on November 30, 1957.  Raymond worked as an inspector for GM at the Fairfax, Kansas plant for over 30 years, earning the nickname “Big Mac” and retiring in 1992.  Following his retirement he built a home and began raising cattle on a farm near Drexel, Missouri.  His favorite memories were made on that farm, especially those made with his grandson.  Raymond was a long-time member of the Worship Center church in Harrisonville, Missouri.  He was very active beginning in 1987, even building a fountain with rocks from his own farm.  Raymond moved to Raymore in 2014 to live with his daughter.  It was in this home that he was able to say his good-byes surrounded by loving family.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Ruth McCann, and by a brother Theodore McCann.  He is survived by daughters Mikalyn Knepp of Raymore, MO, and Tracy Hess of Falcon, CO, by a son Raymond McCann, II of Lee’s Summitt, MO, grandchildren, Michael Todd, Hillary Williams, Hannah Hess, Lauren Fracassa, Kristen Knepp, Jonathan Knepp, and Cabryn Dugger, along with five great-grandchildren.  

The family wishes to express their thanks and sincere appreciation for the love and care given to Raymond by Crossroads Hospice.