Raymond Watlington

November 20, 1926January 21, 2021

Raymond Lane Watlington, 94 of Colorado City went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 21, 2021 after a brief illness. He was born in Colorado City on November 20, 1926 to Onnie and Arma Brasuell Watlington. He was raised in the Buford Community and served his country earning a World War II Victory Medal. Raymond had a farmer’s heart and loved farming for nearly 60 years. He was also a devout Christian of the Church of Christ for most of his life. Raymond had a saying that we heard many times, if you cannot lift a hand to help a fellow man then don’t raise a hand to harm him. Raymond loved his family well. He truly was the definition of a patriarch. We as his family will carry his kind words and hard work ethics the rest of our lives. His legacy will live on through all the memories we hold deep in our hearts. Chief ! We all love you bunches. Raymond is survived by his sons Charles Ray Watlington and Larry Don Watlington and wife Carolyn both of Colorado City, by grandchildren Ty Watlington and wife Nikki of Colorado City, Heath Watlington and wife Gracie of Abilene, Joe Watlington of Sealy, Matt Watlington of Amarillo, and Luke Kuss and wife Sarah Ann of Colorado City, and by great-granddaughters Jaiden Watlington, Keyley Watlington, and Emma Watlington as well as by a great grandson Edwin Kuss. Also surviving are his brother Robert H. Watlington and wife Marida of Mesquite, his nephews David Waldrep and wife Jacki, their daughter Codi and grandchildren Molly and Hudson, and David Watlington and wife Sherry and his nieces Lori Soward and husband Wes and Charlsa Ann Hillman and husband Doug, many nieces and nephews from the Brasuell side of the family and several great-nieces and nephews, and by his fur babies Zena and Ole Yellow Cat, and a special care-giver Norma Lozano. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife Joan Watlington on April 16, 2011. A private graveside service for the family will be held in the Colorado City Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kiker Seale Funeral Home.


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RANDY Taylor

January 29, 2021

Larry Don and Charles Ray,
Sorry to hear about the passing of Raymond. I remember the numerous visits that your Dad made to my father. I remember going to Church at Northside and the time we went rabbit hunting in the old pickup. We all went to Arlington Texas when Six Flags first opened up and stayed at UT Arlington. My mother and Jo Ann were in the hospital at the same time when I was born and Charles Ray were born. Many Memories of your Dad. I remember your dad would also ways stand up when a woman entered the room and take his hat off. A true Gentlemen. God Bless the both of you. a long time friend.

Randy Taylor
Norman OK

Stan and Mary McMullen

January 26, 2021

Dear LD, and Carolyn,
Mr. Raymond was one of the Greatest Generation. He was a true Texas Gentleman and will be remembered for his beautiful smile that lit up the Room! We were so glad we got to visit with him at Thanksgiving.
God Bless and Keep,
Love y’all Stan and Mary

Vicki Deveny

January 26, 2021

Larry Don,
So sorry, I know you will miss your dad very much. I remember seeing you all when I was a teenager at Northside church. Your dad was so handsome I thought, and you boys too! I know he was a wonderful man. Mother and my grandparents, Thurston and Bill, loved Arma and Onnie and all of you all their lives. So happy we got to share in farming the 160.

Lane Long

January 26, 2021

Such a great man and wonderful friend of my mother, Granny Jo, growing up. She told me great stories of the mischief they got up to as kids.
I was pleased to share our Lane names.
Just wished I had been around more these last years.
Vale, friend

Shirley Grimes

January 25, 2021

Larry Don I am so sorry. I thought a lot of your dad. He was a hoot. He’s with your mom now .

Janet Brasuel Maxwell

January 25, 2021

I have always thought the world of Raymond and loved his hugs. I remember him as always smiling and being so kind to me. I have wonderful memories of the get togethers between our two families when growing up in Colorado City and Robert Lee. I dearly loved Raymond and Jo Ann.

Beverly Green

January 25, 2021

Dear Raymond was loved and cherished by me. He was always there my entire 83 years. I was pleased and amazed at how he kept in touch.

Jackie Brasuell

January 22, 2021

Raymond was a very special man, I enjoyed the privilege of knowing him then finding out we were related