John Raley

February 26, 1943 - June 26, 2010

John M. Raley, 67, of El Dorado, died on Saturday June 26, 2010, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.  He was born in El Dorado on Feb. 26, 1943, to Moreland Leon Raley and Lota Matthews Raley.

He was a retired deputy from the Union County Sheriffs Office and of the Baptist faith. He was very active on Facebook and E-Bay and was known as Snuggles Bear.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son Johnny Taylor.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Raley; children Mark Taylor, Susan Cragar (E.M.), Robert Raley (Melinda), John Raley Jr (Liz), Randy Raley, Toni Taylor (Stewert), and their mother, Suzanne Raley; a sister-in-law, Margaret Callihan (Jesse); one nephew, Ken Roberson; grandchildren, Josh, Justin, Jason, Melanie, Jake, Scott Suvaya, Aaron, Kinsey, Tyler and Hannah Raley, Cori Taylor and Preston and Josh Cragar.

Graveside service will be  at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in Arlington Memorial Park with Mike Dumas officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors in El Dorado.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis TN 38173-0704.