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Ralph Raymond Vanderpool, Jr.

Ralph Raymond Vanderpool, Jr., age 87, passed away at the Hamilton County Hospital on Friday, February 14, 2020. He was born on June 29, 1932 in Cowgill, Missouri, the son of Ralph Raymond Vanderpool, Sr. and Helen Elizabeth (Baker) Vanderpool. He grew up in Cowgill, Missouri and farmed with his dad and later drove a semitruck hauling wide loads of heavy equipment and livestock.  On February 3, 1986, he married Betty Lou Baskin in Chillicothe, Missouri where he took on the role of fatherhood for Betty’s kids as well as his own. After the kids finished school they moved to Syracuse, Kansas. He was a self-employed worker for the most of his life. He really liked living in Syracuse and resided there until his passing.

Raymond was a member of the Southern Baptist Church and also taught Sunday school for teenagers. He enjoyed doing a lot of hobbies, and loved the outdoors. Raymond attended many auctions, tractor pulls, and worked on equipment, yard work and scrapping metal is something he enjoyed doing on a daily basis. Fishing was something he liked doing in his younger years. Raymond was an incredible man that attended his grandchildren’s school games and concerts. He loved visiting with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by:

Father:                Ralph Raymond Vanderpool, Sr.

Mother:              Helen Elizabeth (Baker) Vanderpool

2 Brothers:         Bobby Vanderpool

                           Charles Vanderpool

2 Sisters:            Cheryl Davison

                           Veda Franklin

He is survived by:

Spouse:     Betty Lou (Baskin) Vanderpool of Syracuse, KS

4 Sons:      Kenny (& wife Shelley) Vanderpool of Lathrop, MO

   Dale Vanderpool of Plattsburg, MO

  Ralph Vanderpool III of Honolulu, HI

     Jason (& Amanda) Newton of Salina, KS

4 Daughter:   Becky (& husband Brian) Bernaud of Amarillo, TX

 Amber Vanderpool & Lisa Survance of Mobile, AL

   Mary (& husband Robby) Carter of Syracuse, KS

   Louann (& husband Danny) Bliss of Evans, CO

   Lesa (& husband Henry) Jacques of Olathe, KS

1 Brother:      Leland Vanderpool of Ft. Walton Beach, FL

2 Sisters:       Juanita Wilson of Columbia, MO

    Debbie Tyler of Memphis, TN

19 Grandchildren

7 Great Grandchildren

And many family members and friends.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM (CST) at the Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri.

No Visitation. Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com.

Family Request, In-lieu-of-flowers memorial contributions may be payable Raymond Vanderpool Memorial Fund, sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, 401 N. Sumner, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100

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