Ray A Agnew

October 15, 1913June 2, 2012

Rev. Ray A. Agnew, passed away on Saturday June 2, 2012. The beloved husband of 78 years to Lillie Bell Agnew (nee Stone); dear father of Donald (Jimilie) and Tim (Susan) Agnew; loving grandfather of Erica and Blaire Agnew; Great grandfather of Tate Agnew. Dear uncle, and friend to many.

Ray was an ordained minister in the United Pentecostal Church serving the church in the publishing and broadcast divisions as a manager and director for more than fifty years.

Ray and his wife Lillie received a proclamation from the City of Bridgeton and the State of Missouri for being the longest married couple in the state at 78 years in May of 2012.

Funeral service to be held on Wednesday June 6, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at New Life Pentecostal Church 11570 Mark Twain Lane. Interment to follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday June 5, 2012 5-7 p.m. New Life Pentecostal Church. Condolences may be offered through


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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Carol Bailey

June 15, 2012

I delivered Meals on Wheels for the Agnews every Thursday. Rev Agnew was always the kindness man. I will miss seeing him every Thursday. My condolences to the family.

Don Cissell

June 10, 2012

We will all miss Ray, our neighbor and friend. I am praying God's Love and Compassion and Comfort upon his family and friends. May we all look to JESUS who wants to be our Savior, Lord, and True Friend--our Everything.

Juanita Gage

June 7, 2012

Bro. Agnew was my boss in the WEC's Harvestime Department back in the mid-70's. He was one of the sweetest men I know and he had a very quiet way of teasing; reeled me in hook, line, and sinker until I knew I'd been had. My husband & friends at WEC purchased one of Sis. Agnew's paintings for my "going away gift." Still have it hanging in my guest bedroom; Sis. Agnew, I know you will miss him tremendously! Sis. Agnew, Tim & Sue, our prayers are with you and all of your family!

Stacy McDaniel

June 6, 2012

Donald and Tim,
Thinking about you and Aunt Lillie Bell - what a great life they lived. We should all be so lucky.

Stacy Boatman McDaniel

Daniel Kyle

June 6, 2012

To Sis Lillie and family
Just a note to let you know you are in our prayers. In every word that is spoken, also in every prayer that is lifted, we pray you feel God's love reaching to you.
Global Missions Director Rev. and Mrs. Daniel Kyle

Crystal LaMarr

June 6, 2012

Thanks be to God for a saint that left his sweet impression on our generation.

Nancy Norris

June 6, 2012

After moving to st louis in 2001, we were having thanksgiving without traveling to family...we looked up from our table and there was bro & sis Agnew with their family! We jumped to speak to them! They made us feel like "family". Every time I pass that restaurant? I think of that thanksgiving day! Nancy norris

Darrell Johns

June 5, 2012

It was an honor to know Bro. and Sis. Agnew and to work with their son, Tim at World Evangelism Center when I served in the General Youth Division. I felt a sense of loss when I read the announcement of Bro. Agnew's passing today. Thank the Lord for a man and woman who served so faithfully in the Kingdom of God. Bro. Agnew was a genuine Christian and gentleman.

Bob Lammert

June 5, 2012

My sincere condolences to you, Don, and your family. Your father's legacy lives on.

James & June McCoy

June 5, 2012

I remember the conference when Bro. Agnew was taken to the hospital and everyone was afraid for his life. Much prayer went up, and the Lord gave him many productive and happy years after that. Now it is his time to rest. We'll miss him, but rejoice at his home comming. Our love and prayers are with Sis. Agnew and the family. James and June McCoy.