Michael “Mickey” Ray, 50, of Santa Fe, TX passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 building his dream cabin in Grapeland, TX.
He was a Health and Safety Professional at Marathon Petroleum in Texas City. He was also an EMT and firefighter for many years.
He is proceeded in death by his mother, Geraldine Ray. Survivors include his best friend and soul mate, Melissa Ray and their baby girl, Meagan Haywood and her husband Colton Haywood; along with Pawpaw’s little pride and joy, grandson, Briar Haywood. He is also survived by his father, Ellwyn Ray; brother, Raymond Smith and sister, Tara Corbett, as well as many other nephews and nieces and close friends.
Pallbearers are Anthony Herm, Chad Gaston, Mason Gaston, Nick Smith, Chad Karacostas, and Zach Corbett. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Herm, Jason Compton, JT Compton and Travis Weir.
He lived for his family and loved hunting and fishing. The family would like anyone who wants to wear camouflage to do so to honor his memory.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.
Words can never express how my heart hurts for you. I pray that God give you comfort, peace and understanding today and in the days ahead. Mickey was a good man and will be missed by so many. Don and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Brenda AllenTexas City, TX
Red, Ray and Terri, & Family, We are praying for your family during your time of grief. We are so sorry for your loss. May you find the strength to cope with your loss and peace in your heart. We pray to the Lord. Amen.
Todd and Carmen (Gonzalez) WeaverRoanoke, TX
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Glenn HodgesDevers, TX
We hold all this family up in continued prayer after such a shocking event. We are privileged to have been in the list of people touched by these good people for many years. We are here for you in this time that seemingly isn't real . Folks like the Ray family are in great demand and short supply. I'm a better person for having been associated with them these many years.
God bless y'all now and forever
Janee and Rick WalstonAlvin, TX
Dear Red, Terri and Raymond, we are shocked to learn of Mickey's death. He was like one of our own kids. He literally was at our house nearly every day for the seven years that we lived next door to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. David is heartbroken over this. I'm sorry we can't be at the funeral but Don has a doctor's appointment Thursday that we can't cancel.
Don & Julia WileyLumberton, TX
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all.
Jeanette TumlinsonJacksonville, AR
I was lucky that I got to have a good conversation with Mickey last Tuesday the 8th. We talked out about some of our shared issues with our hearts and he even warned me not to ignore any warning signs or symptoms. We have known each other for years, all the way back to him his chem plant days. We met when I bought a pair of water skis from him and we were friends ever since. We even gave our daughters the same name with the same spelling. I will greatly miss Mickey. I enjoyed his company and conversation over the years. He was a great person with a big heart. I am praying for his family and hope that God brings you some healing and peace. I know you will miss him.
Craig MasonPasadena, TX
The news of Mickey's passing has hit me hard. Although as you grow older and life takes you in different directions you never forget or stop thinking about old friends. We grew up together, played in our neighborhood every day. Spent the night at each other's house as kids. We talked not that long ago, and we talked about retirement, hunting, grand kids and family. I know he will be missed by many because he had such a big heart and loved his family more than anything else. God, please look after Melissa and Meagan and the rest of his family and help them through this difficult time. God speed old friend!
Patrick LandAngleton, TX
My condolences to Mickey's family.he was a great friend and loved working with him. We truly lost a great guy. He will be missed.
David SaucedaHitchcock, TX
Going to miss you Mickey. We had some great times back in the day. May the good lord wrap his loving arms around Melissa and your beautiful family. Rest In Peace Brother.
Bobby TreadawayHouma, TX
I was deeply saddened to hear of Mickey's passing. My condolences and heart felt sympathy go out to his family and friends. He and I fought many of fires together in our firefighting career. I'll miss our early morning chats we would have at work just before we went out to our daily tasks some of those tasks we would do together. He was never at a loss for words and I can honestly say he never met a stranger. He spoke to you as if he'd known you his whole life. He was a good man and will be sadly missed by all that knew him. May he rest in peace and God watch over his family in this time of sadness.
Arturo (Art) Mejia
Friend and Co-worker
Arturo (Art) MejiaTexas City, TX