James Howard Ray

August 3, 1940 to May 30, 2105


Howard was born in Shaw, Mississippi on August 3, 1940. He lived a life to be proud of. He was a loving husband and revered father, Navy veteran, fire systems engineer, MTA founding member and attended every V-Daze rally up until this year. He had spent the past few years traveling the country with his wife. Howard and Gerri had made the Coushatta RV Ranch in Bellville their second home, doing the things he enjoyed with friends he made at the park.  

"Though his smile is gone forever,

and his hand we cannot touch,

Still we have so many memories

of the one we love so much. 

His memory is our keepsake

With which we will never part,

God has him in His keeping,

We have him in our hearts."