CHARLES K. "SHORTY" RAY Friday, August 8, 1947 - Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mr. Charles K. “Shorty” Ray, age 70, of Republic, Missouri, passed away in his home on Saturday, September, 16, 2017. He was born on August 8, 1947 in Dandridge, Tennessee, the son of Brad and Josie Ray. Shorty owned and operated Shorty’s Lawn Mower Repair in Republic for many years. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Jeffery Ray. Shorty is survived by his significant other, Sandy Kosman; his children, Kenneth Ray and wife Wanda, Steve Ray, Miranda Kosman, and Cary Kosman; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and five siblings and their spouses, David and Betty Ray, Lee and Charlotte Ray, Pauline (Ray) Owens, Dorothy and Tom Henry, and Donald J. Ray. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic Chapel. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at

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