Funeral Services for Raymond Weil, 66, Clinton resident will be held 3:00 P.M., Saturday, October 24, 2020 in the Arapaho Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Don Lacy. Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Raymond Lee Weil was born November 5, 1953 to Arlie and Wilma (Kappes) Weil in Enid, Oklahoma and passed away early Thursday, October 22, 2020 in the Clinton Alliance Health Emergency Room.

Raymond was raised in Clinton, Oklahoma and graduated from Clinton High School in 1972. He continued his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. He married Debra Lax on April 12, 1974 and they made their first home in Arapaho, Oklahoma. They soon moved to Clinton in 1980.

He was employed by Collins and Aikman before working at Bar-S Foods as well as being a lifelong farmer.

He loved the game of Soccer and spent many hours coaching Kids Soccer Teams and served as the Clinton High School Soccer Coach for several years. He had a special talent for writing and science fiction novels. He authored over 40 different books and had a New York Times Best Selling Author.

He attended and was a longtime member of the First Christian Church and had been attending the Arapaho First Baptist Church; he enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish; gardening; attending to his cats; and his passion was watching his grandchildren in their numerous activities.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother in law, John Manelski, and his mother-in-law, Norma Lax.

He is survived by his wife, Debra, of the home, son, Chris Weil and wife, Angie, Clinton, daughter, Julie (Weil) Thomas and husband, Barrett, Tulsa, OK; six grandchildren, Payton, Lexi, Victoria, and Beckham Weil and Braden and Jacob Thomas.

He is also survived by his sister, Diana Manelski, Oklahoma City, OK; father in law, Tom Lax, Clinton; sister-in-law, Nancy Mason and husband, Craig, Hinton, OK; brother-in-law, Brad Lax and wife, Rayna, Butler, OK; three special aunts, Juanita White, Clinton, Bobbie Maly and husband, George, Nowata, OK and Ruth Buller, Enid, OK and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family has suggested those wanting to give a memorial contribution may so to the Friends for Life, P.O. Box 1965, Weatherford, Ok 73096.

The family also request that you please wear your mask to the funeral service.