Raymond “Ray” Poteet
Memorial services for Raymond “Ray” C. Poteet, 76, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Rev City Church in Lawrence. Ray passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023.
Ray was born on March 10, 1947 in Kansas City, KS, the son of Bob C. Poteet, Sr. and Sarah D. (Thomas) Poteet.
He ran track and cross country in high school at Wyandotte. Ray attended the University of Kansas on a cross country scholarship where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. He also attended Law School before entering the financial world 51 years ago. Ray was the founder of Alpha and Omega Financial Services (Living Wealth) in Lawrence. That company was established in 1972 and went from selling insurance to becoming a full-service financial planning and investment firm. Ray became the leading expert with the Infinite Banking Concept over the last 20 years which led to Private Family Financing which he perfected with everyone he came in contact with.
Ray was a committed Christian and lived his life to the glory of God and his personal savior Jesus Christ. He was not satisfied with merely attending Church, but felt strongly that all his actions and those of his company were consistent with his spiritual beliefs.
He married Imy Stimatze on September 13, 1968 in Kansas City, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his three daughters, Jodi Rae Schlesener, Heather Faith (Terry) Graves, both of Lawrence, Holly Noel (Charlie) Reed, Flower Mound, Texas; nine grandchildren, Ashley (Nate) Scott, Payden Schlesener, Caiti Schlesener, Bryttni Schlesener, Deavynn Schlesener, Kaelen Reed, Tayren Reed, Teagen Reed, Wyatt Graves; three great grandchildren, Benaiah Scott, Daniel Scott, Samuel Scott; and brother, Bobby C. Poteet, Jr.
Proceeding him in death were Bob Poteet and Sarah (Poteet) Gouby (his parents), Ruth (Boots) Carlton (his sister), and Olivia Graves (his granddaughter).
The family suggests memorials in Ray’s name to Advancing the Kingdom and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
This link can be used to view the live service/memorial. my.revcity.com/poteet