He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruby Poage; two sons, Russ Poage (Linda) and Randy Poage (Kim): two granddaughters, April Stark (Mike) and Rusan Barnes (Kyle); four great-grandchildren, Peyton Stark, Avery Stark, Braden Barnes and Logan Barnes and sister, Beulah Reuth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.
Raymond was a 70 year member of the Carpenters Union Local 98, a Boy Scout Leader and member of the Order of the Arrow and Westgate Christian Church.
He loved gardening and growing tomatoes.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home’s Alwin Chapel, 1306 N. Monroe St., Spokane with Pastor Steve Frazee and a luncheon will be held after the service at Westgate Christian Church, 7111 N. Nine Mile Rd., Spokane.
Private interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O.
Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210 or Westgate Christian Church.