William Charles Rayl, 85, of Sedalia, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

He was born August 3, 1930, on a farm north of LaMonte, the youngest of 13 children born to the late Everett Monroe “Jack” and Alvia Lee (Wry) Rayl. On November 6, 1954, in the Chapel of Our Lady at St. Patrick Cathedral in New York City, he married Anne Czarnecka, who survives of the home.

Charles was a 1949 graduate of Smith Cotton High School and was president of his senior class. He served his country honorably in the US Navy 1950-1954 during the Korean War. He was employed at Town and Country Shoes, McGraw Edison and Duke Manufacturing from where he retired.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and had served on Parish Council. He was past president of the Pettis County United Way and held leadership roles and coached Little League Baseball.

In addition to his wife, Anne, he is survived by three children, David Rayl (Joel), of Okemos, MI, Julie Egan (Michael), of Leawood, KS, and Suzanne Kacinski (John), of Dallas, TX; and four grandchildren, Sean Michael Egan, Brian McNally Egan, Caitlin Rose Kacinski and Kristen Anne Kacinski.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, Mamie Butts, Norman Rayl, Ira “Joe” Rayl, Eva Norton, Lena Leaming, Molly Lee Lyness, Claude Rayl, Everett Monroe “Bus” Rayl, Pauline Spaid, Cora Mae “Dolly” Bradley, Eula Eckles and Woodrow, who died in infancy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Mark Miller, C.PP.S. officiating. Pallbearers will be Ronald Rayl, Lynn Rayl, James Bradley, William Claycomb, Gerald Wiltz, Steve Dove, Harry Antibus, John Kacinski, Michael Egan and Joel Maurer. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the US Navy and VFW Post 2591.

Prayers of the rosary will begin at 6 pm, Tuesday, March 29th with visitation to follow until 8 pm at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Sacred Heart Church or the Pettis County United Way. Condolences may be offered online at www.mclaughlinfuneralchapel.com.

Eugene Berman