Richard Ronald Rayls was born June 16th, 1945 In Laurel Mississippi. He found eternal rest on March 10,
2022. He was an only child; however, through the years we acquired many aunts and uncles because of
the lifelong friendships my parents established. The family moved to California when Rick was very
young. He loved Drag racing at lions drag strip, body surfing and building hot rods. He met Carol his
forever wife and was married on June 8, 1965. They had 4 children Rich, Jimmy, Ben, and Windy, who
were all born in Southern California. He came to know the Lord around the age of 22. The story goes; he
was sitting in a rocking chair drinking a beer and reading the book of John. While reading he came to the
realization, he needed Jesus. Shortly after, he felt the call of the Lord to the ministry. Rick and Carol
ministered as a team in several churches throughout California, reaching from the southern to the
northern border and everywhere in between. Many people found Hope in Jesus Christ through their
ministry. Rick was known for his teaching and preaching and was a Bible encyclopedia. Rick became
proficient on computers long before many people had them. He used computers in their ministry as well
as other projects. Rick loved being active and continued racing cars, riding motorcycles and playing fast
pitch softball. Later in life he even started surfing again. He stayed active until serious back issues
slowed him down. He continued to work on his 1955 Chevy pickup even with the serious injuries. He is
survived by All 4 of his Children, 7 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 3 daughters in law, 1 son in law and all
of those adopted brothers and sisters that became our aunts and uncles. He will be missed greatly but
we are so happy that he is now with Jesus, Carol his wife and all those that have gone before.
Graveside service with Military Honors will be on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 1:30 in the afternoon in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Akes Family Funeral Home, Riverside, California.
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