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Raymond Pascual Jr.

October 26, 1944April 28, 2019
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Raymond Pascual, Jr., 74 of Vidor, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2019. Raymond (Ray) was born October 26, 1944 in Houston, Texas to Raymond Pascual and Enid Lee Sillivan. Ray was husband to his beloved wife of 48 years, Norma Pascual, married on January 8, 1968 in Vallecillo, Mexico.

Ray retired from Entergy in 2005 where he worked for many years as a utility surveyor. Ray proudly served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Vietnam War. He then served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, being honorably discharged from both. Ray could always be found in the bookstore and close to his garden, wife, son and grandchildren, as he really enjoyed living a peaceful life, day by day.

Ray is predeceased by his beloved son, John Alex Graham, Jr., and his father and mother, and grandmother, Bobbie Sillivan. Ray is survived by his wife, and his cherished granddaughters Kristy Denbow and grandson-in-law, Shane of Vidor, Texas, Ashlee Jones and grandson-in-law, Jake of Dripping Spring, Texas, and Haylee Graham of Fort Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Cana Byrd, Michael Chase Denbow, and Isla and Ella Jones. He was the brother to Bill Davis and wife Kathy of Sun City West, Arizona, Patty Spillars of Lake Jackson, Texas, Charlie Davis and wife Laura of Milton, Florida, and Michele Ray and husband Mike of Bryan, Texas.

Services will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, in Beaumont, Texas. An Opening & Closing Ceremony of his Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons located under Donations. Please visit Dignity Memorial to send condolences to the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Raymond Pascual, Father
  • Enid Lee Sillivan, Mother
  • Bobbie Sillivan, Grandmother
  • John Alex Graham, Jr., Son
  • Norma Pascual, Wife
  • Kristy Denbow and husband Shane, Grandchild
  • Ashlee Jones and husband Jake, Grandchild
  • Haylee Graham, Grandchild
  • Cana Byrd, Great Grandchild
  • Michael Chase Denbow, Great Grandchild
  • Isla Jones, Great Grandchild
  • Ella Jones, Great Grandchild
  • Bill Davis, Brother
  • Kathy Davis, Sister-in-law
  • Patty Spillars, Sister
  • Charlie Davis, Brother
  • Laura Davis, Sister-in-law
  • Michele Ray, Sister
  • Mike Ray, Brother-in-law
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jake Jones
  • Shane Denbow
  • Jason Richard

Services

  • A Celebration of Raymond's Life Saturday, May 4, 2019

Memories

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Bill Davis

May 3, 2019

Ray was my brother. Our mother passed away when I was 8 and he was 12. He was raised by our grandmother, Bobby, and my bother and sisters were raised by out father so we did not spend the time together we wanted. On the occasions we were together we always had a great time and enjoyed each other's company.

I have some great memories of those times. One occasion Bobby had to get after us for an indecent involving some chickens and eggs. In the words of Forrest Gump - that is all I have to say about that.

Ray was in the Army during my teenage years and I was in the Navy when he was discharged so there was a gap in our visits. I was home on leave in 1967 and spent time in Columbus visiting Uncle Hollis, Aunt Sadie, Bobby and Ray. He was working in Freeport at the time and only home on weekends. On a Friday evening he took me to a beer joint outside of Columbus where he knew everyone there. He managed to get his '19' year old brother into the place, have some beers, and learn to play dominoes. It was a great weekend. Ray had a Chevelle at the time with a big v8. It was a fast car. Being the good big brother he let me have the car for the week while he was working. He never said anything about the amount of rubber left on the rear tires. He just laughed.

As adults we never saw each other on a regular basis only at family reunions and funerals. We were always happy to see each other. If I have one regret it is that we did not spend time together in our later years. But I will always remember his big smile and great laugh. Also 'you don't say' 'I do say'.

Ashlee Jones

May 1, 2019

Pawpaw Ray as we called him was a gentle grandpa who expressed genuine contentment when surrounded by his granddaughters. He taught us godliness, stewardship, contentment, and gratitude. I remember he had a nickname for each of us - Petunia, Rudabaga, Sweet Pea. He would always have music playing in the truck where ever we were going- the mall, the store, church, the park, 4th of July fireworks display, the zoo, AstroWorld. And he'd let us listen to the same song over and over if it made us happy. La Bamba was a favorite. He was willing to take us anywhere, anytime. He'd ride his bike alongside me over to the airfield close by to watch the parachuters land. He'd let us play Solitaire and Frogger on his computer and would take us for horsey rides on his back. And after a long day, I remember we'd fall asleep on the couch to Grandma's bible stories and Pawpaw would carry us to bed.
It's your turn to rest peacefully now, Pawpaw.🇺🇸✨💙
Thank you for all your love.

Haylee Graham

April 30, 2019

My Grandpa Ray was a loving grandfather and I have many memories spent with him from my childhood. He was always in a great mood, happy to see his grandchildren and it was always sad when we had to leave. I remember when we drove with him he would say, "Buckle up, butter cup". I also remember all of the grocery store trips, Blue Bell ice cream was a must. We would go to the mall and he would wait patiently while my Grandma picked out clothes with us. I have nothing but wonderful, loving memories of my Grandpa Ray. He is resting peacefully with our Heavenly Father and I have been so blessed to have him as my Grandpa. Thank you for serving our Country! Love always, Haylee

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Ray and his wife Norma of 48 yrs.💑💞

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Ray with 1st granddaughter Kristy☺

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Ray and his wife Norma of 48 yrs.💑💞

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Ray with 1st granddaughter Kristy☺

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Ray with granddaughter Kristy

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Ray & Norma with their granddaughter Kristy

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Grandpa ❤️ getting a haircut!