Ray Alan Yowell
Oceans could not hold the tears of sorrow with the passing of our Papa, Ray Alan Yowell; however, we can only imagine the shouts of pure joy that passed from his lips upon waking in the presence of his Savior.
Once in a lifetime, a truly gentle soul walks the earth for a short while. He was a mainstay in the South Side Church of Christ, a pivot point in his family, and a friendly smile to his friends. He was a coach to many youth, a mainstay to his grandchildren, and a dedicated cornerstone to his great-grandchildren. On any given day, one could find him taxiing children, playing Santa, treasure hunting his favorite haunts, or finding bargains at the local auctions. With a silly grin he would bless those in need with his finds and simply state, "I'll put it on your tab," and wrap you in a hug.
On February 5, 2020, Ray started his new life with his parents and sister beyond the pearly gates. He will be terribly missed by his loving wife, Linda Yowell; his sons, Alan and spouse, Joy, and Kenneth; and his earthly legacy of seven grandchildren, Joshua and wife, Allison, Trent and wife, Raini, Russell and wife, Erica, Autumn and husband, Anthony, Jacqueline, Dillon and Makenna. That story continues with 13 great-grandchildren deeply loved and adored.
The void will ease with time, the days will spread into weeks, months, and years, but the memories will remain fresh in our minds and hearts. We have watched this compassionate, caring, selfless man teach us to be humble, loyal, and a true gentleman. He has lived his life as his Creator has directed and led his family with Christlike grace.
Please come honor his life Saturday, February 8, at 10 a.m. at Southside Church of Christ in Mineral Wells. Visitation 5-7p.m. Friday, February 7, at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the youth programs at Southside Church of Christ.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home
Published on February 6, 2020


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Chip Norman
Feb 07, 2020
Ray you have blessed me and my sisters our whole lives! I loved in your obituary that was written β€œhe was a true gentleman” that says it all in my opinion. What a great example to me you were about simply being kind. We will miss you! Rest In Peace and we will see you soon on the other side.
Lydia Davis Moore
Feb 07, 2020
I have not seen Ray Alan but a few times since high school but you have described the young man I knew. He will be missed greatly but he left great memories to encourage us all to live life to be a blessing to others. Good memories of being with him will bless us forever.
Feb 07, 2020
It is so hard to imagine my childhood buddy and loving brother is gone from this life. Knowing where he will spend eternity makes it a little easier. Love to his family as they say an earthly goodbye to this gentle loving soul. I will meet you in heaven some day.
Paulette Storey
Feb 06, 2020
Such a loving couple could not be found, both to each other and to their family and friends. Though we are sad, the angels must be rejoicing to greet our brother Ray.
Jim and Vickey Sherley
Feb 06, 2020
Mr. Yowell was a fellow employee at C.C.A. for many years always with a smile. He was a father of one of our son's friends . Our condolences to Linda, Kenneth and the rest of His family. God Bless you all you will be in our prayers.
Bill Fortney
Feb 06, 2020
My sincere prayers, sympathy and condolences go out to Ray's family. Over the years I always enjoyed talking and working with Ray as he was a very honest man.
Christina AvantsR
Feb 06, 2020
Rest In Peace πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’› Ray.
You were a very sweet gentleman.
My Condolences to Ms. Linda πŸ’–
And the entire family .