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Raymond "Ray" Jarman

May 7, 1940 — February 18, 2022

Coffeyville, Kansas

Raymond "Ray" Jarman

Poor 0l' Ray passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center at the age of 81, he would have said "I didn't do too bad for an old man.

Raymond "Ray" Edward Jarman was born on May 7, 1940, to Loyd and Hallie Bess (Raemhild) Jarman in Coffeyville Kansas, his parents later divorced. His mother remarried becoming Hallie Bess Hill. Ray grew up in Coffeyville, attending Longfellow grade school and was on the swim team in high school and would use State Lake as his practice pool when the weather permitted. After graduating from Field Kindley High School he entered the US Navy on June 16, 1958, He was very pleased with the fact that he served in the US Navy and never spent any time on a ship, He was honorably discharged on May 28, 1962, and was transferred to the Naval Reserve until June 15, 1964.  While, in the service he flat track raced motorcycles in Japan and once he returned home, he continued to race.

After returning home still serving in the Naval Reserve, he met a young woman by the name of Jewel Moon. The couple were married on November 28, 1963, and Ray started back to college while working to obtain his associate degree from Coffeyville Community College. The couple moved around a lot in their marriage, moving 13 times in 12 years and had three children, Brad, Scott and Jennifer. The couple later divorced but shared a love for their children,

Ray started driving semi-trucks across America after his divorce for about 15 years before becoming an instructor for the United States Truck Driving School; working his way up to vice president before closing their doors. Doing what he loved most, he returned to driving cross country until he retired. Staying put didn't settle well with Ray so he went back to work for O'Reilly's Auto Parts driving parts around the local area, finally hanging up his keys in November 2021.

If you ever called Ray's house and he didn't know the number calling expect a greeting of "Whatever you're selling I'm not buying", hope you talked fast, or the next thing you would hear was the phone being hung up.

Ray's very first car was a 37 Ford Coupe and that was just the beginning of his love for motor sports. He spent a large portion of his life racing. Maybe that's why he loved driving a truck so much because each load was a race with time, precise driving and planning for the next run. Motor sports ran deep in his blood, so deep that he passed the passion onto his sons, Brad and Scott and his grandchildren too, with his granddaughter Kylee choosing to make a career in motor sports. Serving her country was something his daughter, Jennifer chose to follow in his footsteps, which he was extremely proud of.

Though the checkered flag has been waived for Ray his children, Brad Jarman and wife Christi, Scott Jarman and wife Kriss, and Jennifer Medina and her companion Skip Blackburn will cherish every moment they have had with their dad. His grandchildren, Amber Casterline, Katie Campbell, Kylee Jarman, Alyssa Medina, Bryson Medina and Carley Jarman learned so much from their grandpa and loved him dearly. He was waiting to see how many of his 6 great grandsons would also follow their parents to the racetrack. His parents preceded him in death as well as his brother Stacy Jarman and sister, Terrie Lou Mummert.

Memorial service will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, KS with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Us Navy, Coffeyville VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20. A private inurnment at Altamont Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 6 to 8 also at the chapel. To leave an online condolence or to share a memory visit

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