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William Raymond Ealey

Wheatley, AR, 1931 - 2019

William Raymond Ealey, age 91, of Wheatley, Ark. passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was born January 24, 1928 in Wheatley, Ark. to his parents William and Katie Brown Ealey.
Raymond has been active in agriculture his entire life. As a landowner and businessman, he had farming interests in rice, soybeans, cotton and wheat. He was a former partner in the Producers Implement Company, a John Deere dealership in Brinkley, a 24 year member of the Board of Directors, a 7 year President of the Wheatley Grain Dryer and served 13 years on the Board of Directors at Riceland Foods in Stuttgart, Ark.
Raymond was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Wheatley, Ark. serving as chairman of the Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees. Active in civic and community events, he was an avid golfer and a member of the Brinkley Country Club.
Mr. Ealey was preceded in death by his parents; William and Katie Brown Ealey; his wife, Flora Jean Johnson Ealey and his sister, Alva Jean Ealey. Survivors include his Life Partner of 14 years; Patricia Monroe and her children; Kimberly Monroe of Brinkley; Dr. Todd Monroe of Columbus, Ohio, three sisters-in-law; Evelyn Miley of Wheatley, Ark., Carole Hancock of Brinkley and Sandra Shaban and husband Don of Sherwood, Ark., his brother-in-law; Larry Johnson and wife Mary of Albuquerque, N.M., a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. We give a special Thank You to his caregiver Sandra Clifton.
The family will receive friends Friday 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. at Bob Neal and Sons Chapel in Brinkley. Funeral Services will be Saturday, 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Wheatley, Ark. Burial will follow in the Johnson Cemetery. Memorials may be given to The First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 327, Wheatley, Ark. 72392.

Published April 19, 2019

Bob Neal & Sons - Brinkley
300 W. Hemlock St., Brinkley, AR
Phone: 870-734-1211