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Raymond Wynn

June 21, 1958 — March 27, 2021

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Raymond Martin Wynn, "Ray"", 62, ended his decade-long battle with cancer on the evening of March 27, 2021 at his home surrounded by the love of his family.
Ray was born June 21, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri to Jack and Margaret Wynn.
He attended Bishop Hogan High School until he was invited to not come back and graduated from OHara High School. Ray celebrated his achievement by riding his dirt bike through the school cafeteria. He didnt do small, or quiet, but he did do everything with an unfaltering passion.
Ray proudly served 32 years with the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department, retiring as Captain in 2012. Rays strength and legacy as a fireman was cemented early in his career when responding to the structural collapse of the Hyatt Regency. He carried his time with the Fire Department through everything he did in life, it was his greatest honor to serve. He always quoted, "if you love what you do, you wont work a day in your life." He lived this message every time he showed up to serve, without need for acknowledgement, he took profound pride in serving alongside his brothers and sisters. His love for helping others kept him going, no matter the adversity he faced.
Raymond took his dedication to the Fire Department beyond the line of duty while active with KCFD. He supported with obtaining new Class A Uniforms, securing pension to ensure lifetime support for those who served, and carried through. Ray developed a strong friendship with Larry Stewart, "Secret Santa", while on active duty and acted as "Elf 2" to comfort families in need.
Ray was often the life of the party. Never one to shy away from a punchline and always, without fail, finding the positive in every situation. He was the kind of man that could find humor in the mundane, a light in the darkest corner, and reason when there was seemingly no reason to find. He loved to play the guitar, play music a little louder than might be comfortable, and dance the night away. He could draw, sing, cook, and build anything with his hands. He loved sports and some of his greatest joys were witnessing Kansas City take both Super Bowl and World Series titles in the presence of family and friends.
His wife was his best friend, his confidant, his teammate, his superhero, caregiver, and most of all, the love of his life. They were a unit of pride, strength, compassion, understanding, forgiveness, joy, and laughter. They lived every day to the fullest and always stayed, forever young.
His kids knew him as more than a father, and more correctly as a best friend, often going to him for advice or even just to spend some time. Whenever they left the house, even well into adulthood, he always reminded them to "use your mind."
Beyond the care for his own children, Ray was a father figure and advocate to many extended family members, community members, and children of friends. Additionally, he held those with special needs in highest regard, considering them Gods children and often taking them under his wing.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his "little-big" sister, Terry, and brothers, Dan and Ed.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Wynn; children, Monica Jean, Julie Rae, and Daniel Ray Wynn; sisters, Mary Draisey, Judy Luellen and Rita Head as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ray loved his family and kept a special place in his heart for Kate & Loren, Charlynn & Linnea, and his grandchildren Riley, Cullen, Maggie and grandpup, Chai.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Rays memory to SAFE *Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment

An honorary procession will leave from The Irish Center at Drexel Hall, 3301 Baltimore Kansas City, MO 64111, and lead to the memorial site on Saturday, April 10th at 10:30am

Graveside Service Mount Olivet Cemetery

Saturday, April 10, 2021

11:00 AM

7601 Blue Ridge BlvdKansas City, Missouri 64138
Directions Celebration of Life The Irish Center at Drexel Hall

Saturday, April 10, 2021

3301 BaltimoreKansas City, MO 64111

The Celebration of Life will begin immediately following the Graveside service

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