Raymond Eugene Haddock, 72, of rural Pierce City, MO, suddenly passed from this life on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
Raymond was born on April 12, 1949 in Stella, MO, son of the late Raymond and Wilma Marie (Morgan) Haddock. Raymond was raised on a farm outside of Stella where he enjoyed working along-side his Dad, Raymond, and his Mother, Wilma. Those years of hard work are what made him the man he was. He graduated from the Class of 1969 at East Newton High School. In June of 1969, Raymond was drafted into the United States Air Force. He was sent to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio for Basic Training. He was then stationed at RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire, England. Raymond finished his duty overseas in 1973 and was honorably discharged from active duty at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey.
After returning home, Raymond began working for Ozark Engineering in Joplin until May of 1984. He then began an almost twenty-year career at Mid-America Hardwoods until his retirement in 2002. Raymond enjoyed listening to old records, especially 50’s and 60’s country and rock-n-roll. One of his favorites was of course the King of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis Presley. He enjoyed comic books, wrestling, and his cars and trucks. Raymond had a passion for keeping his vehicles pristine. He especially loved his 1966 Ford Fairlane GT and lately his pride and joy was a 1978 Ford F-250 Lariat.
On February 14, 1975, Raymond married Janice Lee Davis at the Church of the Nazarene in Neosho. To this union, they were blessed with two sons. Raymond and Janice celebrated over forty-two years together before she was called to her heavenly home on May 31, 2017. Raymond was also preceded in death by one sister, Janet Kay.
Survivors include two sons, Chad Haddock, and wife Amy of Pierce City, MO, and Nathan Haddock, and wife Ashley of Cassville; five grandchildren, Shane Haddock (Paige), Dylan Haddock, Ella Haddock. Priscilla Haddock and Kaden Haddock; one great-granddaughter, Valerie Haddock; his aunts, Betty White, Carol Dieckhoff, Beverly Grabeel and Bonnie Grey; his uncle, Jerry Morgan; nieces, Katelyn Burge (Baelyn) and Haylie Culp (Nathan); one brother-in-law, Kenny Davis; one sister-in-law, Holly Woodward (Keith); and a host of extended Haddock and Morgan family members.
Memorial services with military honors for Mr. Haddock will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Pastor John Henry officiating. Visitation will follow at the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.
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