Class of 1917

Raymond Michael Woodruff

May 12, 1895 – August 13, 1976

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday for Raymond M. Woodruff, 81, a resident of the Oklahoma Veterans center at Sulphur, who died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the center.

Rev. Don Harnden, pastor of the United Presbyterian church, will officiate at services at Parker Funeral home. Burial will be at Grace Hill cemetery.

A former Perry resident, Woodruff was born May 12, 1895, at Colby, Kan., and came to Perry in 1900. He was a 1917 graduate of Perry high school and was associated with the Woodruff Merchantile company along with his father, the late B. J. Woodruff. The business was located in a building on the north side of the square that now houses Zorba’s.

Woodruff served in the Army Air Force during World War I, stationed at Love Field at Dallas, Tex. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and the American Legion. In more recent years, Woodruff was a clothing salesman in Tulsa and Fort Worth, Tex. He retired in 1974.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. John Mugler and Mrs. A. L. Ebersole, both of Perry; three nieces, Mrs. John Dunn, Woodward; Mrs. Payton S. Carnes Jr., Wichita Falls, Tex.; and Mrs. Chesley K. Wood, Austin, Tex.; and one nephew, Sam Ebersole, Perry.