Louis Ray Duck

March 14, 1949January 3, 2014

On Friday, January 3, 2014, Louis Ray Duck, 64, went to be with His Lord, Jesus. "Louie" was born on March 14, 1949 in Snyder, TX to Raymond & Nell Duck and has resided in Houston for over 40 years. He was a 1968 graduate of Westbury High School and a 1972 graduate of Howard Payne University.

His career in Sales & Marketing to the Rental, Construction and Demolition Tool Industry spanned 40 years, most recently with Atlas Copco Construction Tool.

Louie was a member and Deacon of Houston’s First Baptist Church for 34 years leaving to help “plant” Bayou City Fellowship of Houston, the past two years.

Louie is survived by his wife of 42 years, Vicky Zinkgraf Duck, daughter and son-in-law Catha & Ryan Jaynes of Houston, Texas, and daughter and son-in-law Crista & Nick Henderson of Bastrop, TX; and grandsons, Parker Henderson & Henry Louis Jaynes, who were his absolute delight. In addition, he is survived by his parents Ray & Nell Duck of Sulphur Springs, TX; his sister, LaVerna Hipp of Sulphur Springs, TX, and his sister-in-law & brother-in-law Marty & Bobby File of Amarillo, TX; nephew and nieces, Jamie & Jenny Hipp of Corinth, TX; Teri & Jason Meskimen of McKinney, TX; Tricia and David Hulet of Valencia, CA; and Megan & Brady Schenk of Canyon, TX and great nieces and nephews Noah, Landry, McKenna, & Hunter Meskimen, Jordan, Taylor, and Karis Hipp; Riley & Graham Schenk. He invested in & left behind countless friends, thought of as family.

There will be a celebration of Louie’s life at 10 AM Tuesday, January 7 in the Worship Center of Houston’s First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Freeway at Loop 610, Houston, TX.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: River Valley Christian Fellowship-Building Fund 494 Hwy. 71 W., Suite 140-154 Bastrop, TX 78602 (online giving: Or Bayou City Fellowship-Building Fund 12131 Malcomson Houston, TX 77070 Online giving:


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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Keith Becker

February 3, 2014

I am very sorry for the loss of Louie. He was gentleman at all times. He had the funnisest stories about him self and did not mind telling them. He was a joy to know and work with. He will be greatly missed.

January 14, 2014

Our family was saddened to hear of your great loss. We remember good times in Midland and on Wigton in Houston. My girls even stayed with you multiple times when we had a NYLIC conventions.

Your family was always so kind and caring---traits Louie seems to have developed to the fullest.

Vicky we will be praying for you and your family. Nell and Ray I would love to hear from you. Love Sally York, (Jane York Dillingham and Cheri York Hartford) 1321 Park Bayou Dr., #A106, Parkway Place, Houston, 77077. 281-741-3889

Will Hudson

January 11, 2014

Dear Vicky, I am so deeply saddened by the loss of Louie. He was a mentor and friend as well. I hope I speak as well for the guy's that also worked for him.
Will Hudson and the Atlas Copco group.

Tammy Endsley Blackwell

January 9, 2014

Vicky, I am so terribly saddened to hear of your husband's passing. I will pray for you and your family's comfort, peace and direction during this trying and difficult time. God be with you.

January 8, 2014

Dear Vicky,
We are deeply saddened for your loss and will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Jo Ellen and Bob Dietz

Terry Harper

January 7, 2014

The Harpers (Beth & Andrew) are saddened by the news of Louie's passing. He was a joy to be around. The "Cruiser" years in WUSA were very special.

Sandy Rejak

January 7, 2014

Vicky, Crista, Catha and family,
I too, am shocked and saddened to hear about Louie's passing. I work for Sullair Corporation and I would talk to Louie often on the phone and when we he came to Michigan City, IN or we did shows together, he was always so much fun to be around. He could tell a story like no one else and kept us all in stiches laughing. He spoke highly of his entire family and loved you all so very much. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time.

Beth Griffin

January 7, 2014

Dear Vicky,
My prayers go up for you, Crista, Catha during this sudden loss. Louie had such an impact on so many lives. His honest and kind heart were an inspiration to so many folks through the years.
Much love and prayers,
Beth Griffin

January 7, 2014

Dear Vicky,
My prayers for you and your entire family for warmth and comforting embrace of God to provide all, that only He can. And that your memories bring forth the Joy and happiness that knowing your dear Louis brought to you.
Sending love and sympathy , Mimi Mitchell Mushaway

Fabian Salinas

January 7, 2014

Vicky, Catha, Crisa my most heartfelt condolences go out to your family. Louie was truly a larger than life presence with us, a mentor, a leader and a role model. He will be trully missed. God bless.