Date of Death: 01-01-2022
Funeral Service : 01-16-2022
Raymond Alfred “Fred” Childers, 68, of Rayville, MO passed away January 1, 2022.
He was born on June 13, 1953 to Henry Raymond “Arkie” and Berniece Mae (Donley) Childers in Kansas City, MO. Fred grew up in Excelsior Springs, MO and in 1971 he graduated from Excelsior Springs High School.
On November 2, 1971, he was united in marriage to Donna Jean Herdman. After their marriage they lived in Excelsior Springs, MO and in 1983 they moved to Rayville, MO where they made their home. Donna passed away on May 10, 2020.
He worked with his father for John Chezik Honda as a mechanic. Fred was also a Clay County Deputy Sheriff with a rank of Corporal, Ray County Deputy Sherriff and Sergeant for the Lawson Police Department.
Fred was a member of the Knoxville Community Church. He loved his farm, being outdoors, hunting, fishing and most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his dog Mountain. He was a wonderful husband, dad, papa, friend, and mentor.
He was preceded in death by his wife Donna Childers; parents Arkie and Berniece Childers; sister Patricia Harris; great-grandson Mason W. Isgriggs.
Fred is survived by children Stacy Roberts, Stephanie (Tim) Barker, and Scott (Kristen) Childers; grandchildren Brittany (Joshua) Isgriggs, Robert Mizell, Justin Barker, Grady Childers; great-grandchildren Adalee and Luke Isgriggs, Paislee Riddle, and Jayda Barker; brother Robbie (Angela) Childers; other relatives and many friends.
Visitation: 1:00-3:00 p.m. with Celebration of Life Service at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 16th at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Smithville.
Donations may be made to The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.