Ramon Salinas Quintero

March 26, 1940July 28, 2020

Ramon S. Quintero, 80, passed away after a short illness due to pulmonary fibrosis on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Holland Hospital. He was known as “Ray the Tamale King.” Ray loved people. He loved his family to the fullest. He was a business owner in Texas of Twinkies Quick Stop and for the last 24 years Ray’s Tamale King in Holland. He was a social bug who loved his customers and patrons. Previously he worked at Padnos and in Texas driving a truck for Zenith.

He was preceded in death by his parents Nieves and Jovita Quintero, siblings Reynaldo, Rudy and Edward Quintero and sister Carmen Gonzales. Ray is survived by his wife Anita Quintero, children Mary (Marcel) Arocha, Irene Chapa, Raymond Jr. (Linda) Quintero, Sara (Bill) VanKampen, and Melissa (Jonathan “Julio”) Rodriguez; and also by 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Faustino Quintero, Joe Quintero of Holland, Robert Quintero of Dallas, Texas, Richard Quintero of Austin, Texas and Antonia Gil of Austin, Texas, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service to honor his life will be 11:00 am, Friday, July 31, 2020, at the Holland Civic Center, 150 E. 8th St., Holland, Michigan with visitation 10-11 prior to the service. Following the State of Michigan Mandate, please wear masks and practice social distancing. Interment will follow at 1:15 pm at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 994 Paw Paw Dr., Holland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Association.


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    Friday, July 31, 2020


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Jim and Jolanta Rynsburger

August 1, 2020

We are so very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. We will always remember the smiles and kind gestures to market personnel and shoppers. He was so genuine and kind, and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Glad to hear his legacy will continue, and we are sending many hugs to his family.

Jim and Jolanta Rynsburger

Marie and Steve VanderBroek

July 31, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Ray was so proud of his family, especially his wife and daughters. He bought our Mom’s Cadillac from us, to spoil his wonderful wife. You could see the love in his eyes when he talked about his wonderful wife and his family. He felt truly blessed by them.

JoHannah and Kraig Smith

July 31, 2020

Kraig and I are so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of your whole family working (and playing) at Carmel and Rich's yearly garage sale. Ray was such a shining light of love to everyone who knew him, and I am blessed to have shared those garage-sale days with your wonderful, loving, and very hardworking family. May God give you mercy and and peace in the days ahead. We all love you very much! JoHannah (Carmel's sister).

Tonie Quintero

July 31, 2020

Growing up I'll always remember Uncle Raymond as a very hard working, strong and loving man. I remember one year we went to the valley to visit Uncle Ramond and Aunt Anita he could take us to this truck and let us talk to different people on his CB. He would always say this Twinkie and my nice would like to hear stories. All these people would tell me different stories of how much they all loved him. So many memories. I love and appreciate everything you did for us Uncle Raymond. You maybe gone but, you will never be forgotten.

Michele/David Bitoun/Nelson

July 31, 2020

Ray was a kind and wonderful man who made us always feel like part of his family. We looked forward to coming to the market every Saturday, not because of the fresh produce and flowers, but because of Ray’s welcoming nature and, of course, his steak tacos and rice/bean bowl. Best in the world. He always greeted me with “Hey, girl, how’re ya doin’?” When David would go alone on a Wednesday, Ray asked him, with that twinkle in his eye, “Where’s your girl?” but kept David’s taco trip their secret. With his years on the road, he knew everything about everywhere, recounting stories and knowledge about Colorado, Texas and more. We will miss him so. Bless you, Ray. Rest In Peace. Condolences to Anita, Sara and the rest of the family.

Lillian Flores

July 30, 2020

From down deep in South Texas, know that our hearts are saddened by your passing. You were a great man with the most funniest character. My deepest condolences to Anita and the family. May the Lord show his presence in order to ease the pain. I am with you all in spirit.

Fabiano Family Holland Peanut Store

July 30, 2020

To the entire Family of Ray~
Our loving & sincere condolences go out to you.
From one Family-owned business to another, it is ALWAYS so wonderful to see your beautiful family cooking up a storm at Holland Farmer's Market.
We love you ALL so very much.
Ray is a one*of*a*kind man, who has passed down the spectacular work ethic to his offspring.
Mr&Mrs Quintero have and continue to leave their mark on our community, in the most beautiful way.
God bless you Ray and Your Family.
🖤With so much respect, admiration and gratitude~
The Fabiano Family
Holland Peanut Store
46 East 8th Street
Holland, Michigan

Benjamin Herrera

July 30, 2020

I took this photo of him when he had "The Tamale King" restaurant a few years ago. He was a great, kind, funny guy. He will be deeply missed.

Irene Tapia

July 30, 2020

Uncle Buck!

Thank you for always coming to Texas to visited mom and us kids!i always looked forward to having you stay with me at my house there was never a moment you didn’t yell and made me and Tia laugh. Thanks for all the memories we will have to look back and remember you!
Tio I will miss you so much And think of you ..
May God bless you and the perpetual light shine upon you and may you rest in peace amen!!!!
The Gil family ❤️❤️

Kristina McNeely

July 30, 2020

Rest now my sweet Uncle! We will all miss you dearly. Dad misses you terribly! He is heartbroken! Condolences to my beautiful aunt and cousins. Love you all so much. Hugs