We’re sorry to report that Ray Thebeau, caller extraordinaire, has passed away.Ray was a ring leader of the Potosi dancers and a familiar face at square dances around Missouri. He had perfected the art of teaching dances without bossing anyone around, and was a kind and gentlemanly presence behind the microphone, in a square, or sitting one out, chatting in the chairs around the floor. Dancers all over the state will miss him.
He is survived by his wife Emma, also a dancer. Visitations will be held Sunday, January 12 and Monday, January 13 in Potosi.
More information is available here.