NEW MADRID - Stanley Ray Bess, 71, died July 7, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid.
Born Feb. 1, 1936, in Findlay, Ohio, he was the son of the late Lee Howard and Stella Riddle Bess.
On March 12, 1962, he married Melba Lois Pack.
Survivors include: two sons, Kevin Bess of Portageville and Kyle Bess of Los Angeles; one brother, Sonny Bess of Joplin; and three grandsons, Cory Bess, Alex Bess and Davin Savat.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Ronnie Riddle, Quentin White, Lee Wallace, Albert Fisher, Cory Bess and Landon Newman.