In Memory of

Ray H. Mendez

April 7, 1935 - November 17, 2021


Ray H. Mendez passed away November 17, 2021 at Seasons Memory Care, Kansas City, MO

Graveside services will be 2:00pm, Monday, November 22, 2021 at Lee’s Summit Cemetery, 806 SE 3rd St, all are welcome to the graveside service. Visitation will be 2:00-4:00pm, Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Langsford Funeral Home.

Ray H. Mendez, 86 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at Season Memory Care where he was a resident for 5 years. He was born April 7, 1935 in Poteet, Texas. One of six children to the late Juan and Tiodosa Mendez. Ray was a devoted husband for 62 years to Lucille, married in 1959 and had 4 children. Ray was a Veteran of the United States Army, served 1954-1956. Ray was a foreman at General Motors (Leeds Assembly Plant) in Kansas City, MO for 32 ½ years. He was an active member of the UAW local 93. During this time, he owned/operated Ray’s Home Remodeling. He was an active member of the Landlord’s Association of Kansas City, MO and served on the board in various positions. Ray was an active member of Southwood Church of the Nazarene in Raytown, MO for 20+ years. After retiring he went on to volunteer at Lee’s Summit Hospital for 15 years and Habitat for Humanity. Ray enjoyed fishing, going to casino’s, traveling in his RV, estate sales, watching western movies, and loved spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by both parents Juan and Tiodosa Mendez, a sister Lupe Hernandez and brother Roy Mendez.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille of Lee’s Summit MO, son Ray H. Mendez II (Sarah) of Killen, TX, daughters Angie Johnson of Lee’s Summit, MO, Michelle Hedrick (Roger) of Mt. Vernon OH, Cheryl Wohlgemuth (Bryan) of Independence, MO. Grandchildren, Colby Johnson (Alison) of Kansas City MO, Nicole Shipley (Chris) of Lee’s Summit, MO, Michael Hedrick (Tessa) of Bladensburg, OH, Allie Mendez of Killen, TX, Cassie Garcia (Salom) of Dallas, TX, Tyler Hedrick of Mt. Vernon, OH, Gabe Mendez of Lee’s Summit MO, Drew Hedrick (Fiancée, Emily Wilson) of MT. Vernon, OH Jayci Wohlgemuth of Independence, MO. Great grandchildren, Ellie Johnson of Greenwood, MO, Porter Shipley of Lee’s Summit, MO, Luca Hedrick of Bladensburg, OH, Sage Johnson of Kansas City, MO, Marley Hedrick Bladensburg, OH. Sister MaryLou Alvarado from Dallas, TX, brother Albert Mendez (Olga) from Kansas City, KS and sister Gloria Reyes (Gilbert) from Mesquite, TX.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Ray H. Mendez at

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


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You will be missed Tio…. I am so glad that I got to see and Tia some years ago when you came to see Mom. The visit was short but sweet.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let us know if you need anything. Hold on to your precious memories as they will get you through these difficult days.

Angela my deepest condolences in your time of sadness may the good lord give u the strength to get through this though time. 🙏

Sorry for your Loss our Thoughts and Prayers are with your Family .

God Bless ,
Sermino Family

Extended Family. Heartbreaking to hear of your loss. We send our deepest condolences to all of you . Ray was a wonderful man. The world was a better place with him in it . We have very sweet memories of him! May God be with you all and give you strength through this difficult time. Remember not goodbye just see you later … You will meet again on HEAVENS bright shore ! ❤️🙏🏼

Our condolences to your family in this of sorrow, it is a time to remember Uncle Ray as a loving father and family man. I will always cherish the moments he was with us. I know that someday we will be there with him and all our family members. God bless him and may he rest in peace.

Thinking of all the memories from many years of friendship between Ray and Lucille with my parents! Thankful for the memories shared and for the friendships made. Praying for you all during this time. Love you all.

My thoughts and prayers from my family on hearing the passing of Tio Ray. He will be truly missed.Ray was an great husband, Father, and Tio. Father in Heaven bless Tio’s family. Love you all. 🙏🏻

Well it’s been a long time uncle Ray. It was a blessing having you as an uncle. You are now with my 2 sons & daughter in Heaven. I’ll see you & them when I arrive. Love your nephew Damian……..


Sunday, November 21, 2021
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Monday, November 22, 2021
2:00 PM Graveside Service
Lee's Summit Cemetery
806 SE 3rd St.
Lee's Summit, MO 64063