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Memorial Funeral Chapel

1515 South College Ave, Bryan, TX

OBITUARY

Raymond Greensage

September 29, 1938January 11, 2020
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Raymond L. Greensage died of a much used and worn out heart on January 11, 2020. He was 81 years of age. His last day with us was full of all things he loved dearly, time with his cherished wife and family, a trip to Kroger’s, plans to put out hay for his beloved cows, long conversations with friends, talk of next season’s Bremond Tigers’ football team, a little bit of bossing people, and falling asleep watching a good old Western show. He woke up in heaven with his mother and father (Mary and Sam Greensage), 2 sisters (Louise and Pauline) and 2 brothers (Bruno and Herman).

Raymond will wait patiently on his bride, Jo Nell (Watson) Greensage (something he is used to doing.) He will also look forward to reuniting later with his son (whom he loved and depended on) Jeff Greensage of Bryan and his wife and children, Sharon, Hannah and Tyler; his daughters (whom he loved and protected) Dawn Dittmar of Bryan and her children Austen, Regan (and Will), Cade and Blake; Lisa McHargue of Lexington, Kentucky and her children Trey and Mia; and Stacey Henderson of Lexington, Kentucky and her husband and daughter Eliott and Eleanor. Raymond also leaves a sister, Willie May Wilganowski Feldman of Marlin, Texas and a brother, Daniel Greensage of Greenville, Texas.

Some may have thought Raymond to be a prideful man, but in reality, he just understood that he was always right. But he humbled himself to tolerate and love a wide range of dear friends. He worked for Shell Oil Co. for several years, then owned his own business, and was a life-long rancher (he loved his cows so much because they never offered an opinion and let him be the boss). Raymond and Jeff agreed on the sanctity of the Dallas Cowboys, but they enjoyed and looked forward to disagreeing on all other teams and all things political. Raymond expected his daughters to be strong and independent, and he taught all his children the value of hard work.

Raymond enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, especially when they learned enough from him to be competitive at cards and dominoes. Grandchildren were often part of Raymond’s other passion, traveling. He was an avid supporter of the youth livestock program and was involved in helping his children, his grandchildren, and other young people appreciate animals, discipline, and healthy competition.

Raymond owned a farm in Bremond where he grew up and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Bremond High School. He played football in high school and was the Homecoming King with the Homecoming Queen whom he loved and would later marry. That marriage lasted 58 years and 10 months to the day and it was the most important accomplishment and source of pride in Raymond’s life. He will miss his life partner and she will miss him, but together they made a difference through their children, grandchildren, friends and family. That is a life well-lived and an important legacy Raymond leaves behind.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Vigil Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Burial Thursday, January 16, 2020

Memories

Raymond Greensage

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Mike and Jessica McDonald

January 17, 2020

We love this sweet tribute to our neighbor. Better start planting those bluebonnets in heaven, Raymond, Jo Nell is going to want a field of them for when she arrives! Love to the whole family.

LOUISE ROZYCKI

January 15, 2020

Jo Nell I am so sorry to hear about Raymond's passing. May Our Heavenly Father grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You and all your family are in my prayers. I'm sure Paul, Richard, Danny Wasik are having a great time talking about those
Bremond Tigers!!


Love,

Louise Rozycki

Jack and Melinda Leslie

January 15, 2020

Raymond leaves plenty of wonderful, humorous memories for us. Game competitions and travelling account for so many good times, and the Greensage hospitality will forever be the best.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Jo Nell and her children, Dawn, Stacey, Lisa, and Jeff--we are aware of what a great loss they are enduring.

Raymond will remain in our hearts and thoughts forever.

Jack and Melinda Leslie

Oleta Shaw

January 15, 2020

JoNell I am so sorry for you and your families loss. Prayers for all.

Oleta Shaw

Dale Mize

January 14, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss he was and still is one of the best I have ever met.

Dudley Vickers

January 12, 2020

Jan and I consider ourselves very fortunate to have been Raymond and JoNell's neighbors for over 40 years. Watching Raymond exercise the hogs, working the garden, mowing the pasture and helping us with our animals when we needed him. We will miss his humour and laughter. He was a good friend to us. Dudley and Jan

Terry Vann

January 12, 2020

Raymond and wife were loyal tiger fans..always glad to see them at the games..our thoughts are with mrs greensage and family..

Mary Lynn Sheffield/Johnson

January 11, 2020

Raymond was a favorite "husband" of all the "Sisters". He was always good natured enough to dance with us all, but most of all the beautiful love between Jo Nell and Raymond was a constant. I love Raymond because he loved my precious Friend and "Sister", Jo Nell. He was a true friend to Charlie and me and we will miss his big smile. God Bless You, Raymond! HE'S happy to have you back, but we will miss you!
Mary Lynn and Charlie Johnson

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