October 25, 1923 – August 22, 2013
Raymond Killingsworth, 89, passed away on August 22, 2013, in Houston Texas. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 69 years, Patsy Killingsworth; son Wayne Killingsworth and wife Jacque; daughter Pam Mayes and husband Gary; three grandchildren whom he adored: Shelly Grimm and fiancé Scott White, Jonathan Mayes and wife Andrea, and Dena Norton and husband Rick; four great-grandchildren: Kaylie Grimm, Ellie Norton, Ricky Norton and soon to be born, Josiah Mayes. In addition, he is survived by two brothers Maurice Killingsworth and wife Brenda and Glenn Killingsworth, a sister Imogene Johnson and husband Foy, sister-in-law Dorothy Killingsworth and numerous nieces and nephews. He loved his family dearly.
Raymond was a faithful member of Heights First Baptist Church for 34 years serving on the Deacon Board as well as Chairman of the Deacons. He was quite an athlete and played many years on the Heights First Baptist fast pitch softball team. More meaningful to him was helping and guiding teenagers at church in athletics and life lessons. Since that time, he was an active member at Houston’s First Baptist Church.
Raymond had a keen ability to manage and lead people, especially in the business world. He settled into the steel fabricating business with Modern Welding Company in 1961. He started there as an engineer and eventually headed up the prosperous plant here in Houston. He was Manager and Vice President, with a total of 23 years of committed service there.
Raymond had a true passion for golf and enjoyed many years of camaraderie that golf provided with both professional associates and church friends. He competed annually in the First Baptist Golf Tournament where he often ended up on the winning team. During his retirement years, he played monthly with a group of excellent senior adult golfers from First Baptist.
His passion for golf was equaled by his passion for dominoes. Raymond was everyone’s favorite partner in 42, as he could have been described as a 42 shark. He could play for hours on end, especially with their long-time monthly 42 group.
He served as Past-President of Lockwood/Clinton Rotary and was a Paul Harris Sustaining Member of Rotary International. Past-President Houston Steel Plate Fabricators Association. Life Member and Committeeman for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, serving on the Calf Scramble Committee and Greater Houston Go Texan Committee since 1972. Member American Welding Society, Farm and Ranch Club, National Rifle Association and Reserve Deputy of Harris County Sheriffs Department. Member Garden Oaks Masonic Lodge.
Pallbearers are: Melvin Davis, Vernon Rinewalt, Lee Archer, Danny Winget, Kirk Killingsworth, and Herman Francis. Honorary Pallbearers are employees and retirees of Modern Welding Company.
Visitation and services will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Service at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, August 26, immediately followed by a graveside service. If desired, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Houston’s First Baptist Church Mission 1:8 Fund.
- Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2013
- Celebration of Life Monday, August 26, 2013
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R Craig Ferguson
August 26, 2013
Too many Mr. Killings worth will be remembered as a devoted Crusade for Christ, some will remember him as a devoted Husband with the love of his life, Mrs Patsy Cline for 69 years. Some a devoted Father, Grand Father, Great Grand Father,and a great friend to hundreds of the lives he touched as a loving and generous Man,
I will remember him as a man with the love of the Big bands era and showed many that with his lovely wife that he could cut a rug like none other. I will also remember a man who had words of comfort to me when I lost my own Dad in 2008. May God bring comfort and healing to all of his family, to the lives of his friends and those lives he touched directly and indirectly. He will not be forgotten.
August 26, 2013
Wayne, Pam & families, I am thinking of you today and you have my sympathy on the loss of your Dad. Becky Hardy (Modern Welding)
August 26, 2013
Wayne, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please accept my condolences.
August 24, 2013
Dear Wayne and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, but consoled in knowing that your Dad now partakes of the promises made by our Heavenly Father. May the peace of our Lord comfort your family during this time.
Thinking of you and your family,
Steve Fort and the
Employees of Modern Welding Company of Georgia
August 23, 2013
So very sorry to hear. Pam and family, I am thinking of you and sending prayers your way. Many fond memories of your dad. Love to your family. Pam Sandel Vance.
August 23, 2013
You have my Deepest Sympathy on the passing of your father. I will be praying for you and your family.
Take care and I will talk with you again soon.
Chad Furnald and Family