Michael John Raftery Sr., 77, of Festus died Feb. 9, 2020, at his home. Mr. Raftery was a retired Florissant Valley firefighter. He was an avid bass fisherman, and he loved to dance.. Born Oct. 20, 1942, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Michael A. and Josephine (Beleike) Raftery.
He was preceded in death by his a wife: Judy (Bonine) Raftery, and he is survived by a wife: Terrie Jo (Price) Raftery of Festus.
He also is survived by two sons: Michael J. (Michelle) Raftery Jr. of Arnold and Patrick Raftery of Arnold; a daughter: Jacqueline (Curt) Watters of Granite City, Ill.; a stepdaughter: Kellie (Zach) Price of Columbia; a stepson: Devin J. (Tammy) Clark of Holiday, Fla.; a sister: Maureen (Steve Cook) De Mere of Ferguson; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a stepson: Terry Declue Jr.; and an infant sister: Patricia Raftery.
Mr. Raftery was cremated. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Robert D. Brown Funeral Home in Hillsboro.