OBITUARY

Ray Poage

August 17, 1947February 1, 2019

RAY MAC POAGE was born on August 17, 1947 to Earl Mitchell and Lois Lucille Poage. He went to be with the Lord on February 1, 2019.

Ray was raised in the Texas Panhandle and graduated from Abernathy High School. He attended Texas Tech University before receiving a notice to become a part of the United States Army. Following his service in the Army, Ray returned to Lubbock and married Theresa Pope of Abernathy on January 17, 1969. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1972.

Ray was a well-respected CPA specializing in oil and gas tax. He was a partner in the accounting firm of KPMG from 1980 until retiring in 2002. Ray then joined the local firm of Pedersen Jones Hughston Poage and Graham, retiring in 2017. Ray served on the board of directors of several publicly traded oil and gas companies, most recently with Concho Resources, Inc. from 2007 to 2019.

Ray loved the outdoors and rarely passed up an opportunity to hunt, fish or camp with family and friends. His love for golf was highlighted by annual trips to the Masters Tournament.

Ray is survived by his wife of 50 years, Theresa; his daughters Terri McCracken and her husband Norman and children Evie of Norman, OK, Jacob McCracken and wife Kaycie of La Crosse, WI and Ashlyn McCracken of Denver, CO; Heather Rosas and her husband Julio and children Elisabeth, Emily and Eli of San Antonio, TX; Miranda Poage of Midland; and Kadie Poage of Fort Worth, TX. He is also survived by brothers Roger Poage of Floydada, TX; Larry Poage of Pfluggerville, TX and Glyn Poage of Tow, TX; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.

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Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, February 8, 2019
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Hilary Penrod

February 7, 2019

I met Ray when he served as the Audit Committee Chair for a public company where I served as the senior associate and then later as senior manager. Every quarter we'd meet in Houston or Midland and he would greet me with the warmest handshake and welcoming smile. Ray will be greatly missed by so many. My heart goes out to his daughters and I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers as they mourn his loss, now and always.

John Funk

February 6, 2019

Ray and I became friends in 1973 when both of us worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell in Corpus Christi. I helped him land in Midland and he helped me land in Hobbs, NM. He and I could be {and were} completely open with each other. During the past 6 months {and before his final hospital stay}, we spoke 3 or 4 times a week. I will miss him greatly. My friend Ray has not died - he has "stepped on a rainbow".

Biography

RAY MAC POAGE was born on August 17, 1947 to Earl Mitchell and Lois Lucille Poage. He went to be with the Lord on February 1, 2019.

Ray was raised in the Texas Panhandle and graduated from Abernathy High School. He attended Texas Tech University before receiving a notice to become a part of the United States Army. Following his service in the Army, Ray returned to Lubbock and married Theresa Pope of Abernathy on January 17, 1969. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1972.

Ray was a well-respected CPA specializing in oil and gas tax. He was a partner in the accounting firm of KPMG from 1980 until retiring in 2002. Ray then joined the local firm of Pedersen Jones Hughston Poage and Graham, retiring in 2017. Ray served on the board of directors of several publicly traded oil and gas companies, most recently with Concho Resources, Inc. from 2007 to 2019.

Ray loved the outdoors and rarely passed up an opportunity to hunt, fish or camp with family and friends. His love for golf was highlighted by annual trips to the Masters Tournament.

Ray is survived by his wife of 50 years, Theresa; his daughters Terri McCracken and her husband Norman and children Evie of Norman, OK, Jacob McCracken and wife Kaycie of La Crosse, WI and Ashlyn McCracken of Denver, CO; Heather Rosas and her husband Julio and children Elisabeth, Emily and Eli of San Antonio, TX; Miranda Poage of Midland; and Kadie Poage of Fort Worth, TX. He is also survived by brothers Roger Poage of Floydada, TX; Larry Poage of Pfluggerville, TX and Glyn Poage of Tow, TX; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.