Rayfield Dupree, Sr.July 1, 1927 ~ May 28, 2017 (age 89)
Rayfield Dupree, Sr., was born to Palmus “Nug” and Alice Strickland Dupree on July 1, 1927, in Rochell, Georgia. He was the eldest of seven boys and the third oldest out of fourteen children.
Rayfield served his country honorably in the United States Army. He married Ruby Dell Williams. To that union, two children were born. He later married Lee Ester Kennedy, and they had three children.
Rayfield leaves to cherish his memory, his children: Rayfield DuPree, Jr., Jean DuPree, Beverly Dupree, Andrea DuPree, Andre’ DuPree (Karen), Kyvetta DuPree, Jewel Davis and Nimeka Phillip (Kareem); sisters and brothers: Patricia Flournoy, Carylon Davis, Arzell DuPree and Lee DuPree; and his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Rayfield also loved and was loved by his extended family; and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Blanchard Family Funeral Home, 611 Noble Street Fairbanks with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jewel Davis officiating.
His interment at Fort Richardson National Cemetery will take place at a later date.