Ray Stinnett

September 2, 1933April 18, 2014
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Ray Stinnett, 80

Ray was born to Vernola Marie Jetton & Heskel Dehart on September 2, 1933 in Aplin, Arkansas. Ray passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home in Hanford, California.

Ray was a twin to Rena Fay Dehart his older sister by a few minutes. She passed away when they were young around 2 or 3. At the age of 10, he took his stepfather Ottis Stinnett's name. The family moved to California around the same time to Richmond, California where they worked in the ship yards. Later they moved to Manteca, California where he met and married Wanda Sue Fields. He later entered the U. S. Army in 1953, the same year they married and served 4 years and was a Korean War Veteran. Once out of the military, he proudly served in the U.S. Army reserves for 8 years.

He worked in the Agricultural Chemical field for Occidental Chemical and spent 3 years in Indonesia with his wife and 3 kids, then returned to the states and eventually settled in Hanford, California and retired from Occidental and went to work for his best friend; Gordon Moore, who owned Moore Ag and recently retired from there after many years.

Ray was preceded in death by his beloved wife on October 15, 2011; Wanda Sue Fields Stinnett. Ray also was preceded in death by his parents; Vernola & Ottis Stinnett and his siblings; twin sister, Rena Fay Dehart and brother, Paul Stinnett.

Ray is survived by his loving children; Ronald Stinnett, Rena Thigpin and her husband Douglas and Stanley Stinnett and his wife, Vickie all of Hanford, California. He will also be remembered by his dear brother; Walter Stinnett. Ray will always be cherished by his 6 grandchildren; Ray Stinnett, Danny Stinnett, Justin Thigpin, Steven Stinnett, Andria Ransom and Nick Stinnett. Ray also leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at People’s Funeral Chapel; 501 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230.


  • Celebration of Ray's Life Friday, April 25, 2014

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Donald & Marie Oliveira

April 27, 2014

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Donald only worked with him for one year, but highly respected your father. We send our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Ben Jetton

April 26, 2014

These Bible verses remind me of Ray's qualities and life.
Prov 25:11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances
Phil 4: 11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
Prov 22:2 The rich and the poor have a common bond,The LORD is the maker of them all

Ron Stinnett

April 26, 2014

Dad I love and miss you and mom terribly, I cannot explain the loss I feel. I know you and mom are together again and that one day we will all be reunited in the kingdom of heaven. God Bless you Dad and mom.

Evie Stinnett

April 25, 2014

Papa, I will always love and miss you. You were the best papa a person could have.

Steve ,Margaret Stinnett

April 25, 2014

We will miss you Grandpa .You'll always be in our hearts and in our prayers .We Love you

Veronica Agabashian

April 24, 2014

Stan, our thoughts are with you and your family. Your father was a very good man, hardworking and kind, just like you my dear brother-in-law. Love from Ronny and family

Stanley Stinnett

April 24, 2014

I miss you Dad. I know you and Mom are in heaven having a glass of iced tea together. I love you and will miss you always. Tell Mom we love and miss her too. Your son Stanley.

Andria Ransom

April 24, 2014

Grandpa, I will love and miss you always! Now you and grandma are together again. I love you both dearly!

Justin Thigpin

April 24, 2014

You will be missed. I will never forget Christmas at your house and all the fun the grandchildren had.

Love you, Justin Thigpin

Rena Thigpin

April 24, 2014

I love you and will miss you every day of my life, but now you and mom are together again, always and forever.
Your loving daughter Rena.