OBITUARY

Richard Wayne Raley

November 15, 1946May 2, 2021
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Richard Wayne Raley November 15, 1946 - May 2, 2021

Wayne was born in Stamford, Texas as the second of two children born to George Rupert Raley and Lottie Pearl Hanson. After graduating from Stamford High School (The Fighting Bulldogs), Wayne enrolled at North Texas State University pursuing a degree in Business. Wayne was a member of Theta Chi fraternity and worked nights on the docks of various facilities to help pay his way.

Wayne moved to Houston in 1975 and began his career in sales. Wayne met Lynda Carlisle in 1980 and they were married on April 30, 1982 at the “World Famous Chapel of the Bells” in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wayne worked in the sales industry his entire professional career and as a lover of people and stories, he was well suited to the task. As an award-winning salesman for the Yellow Pages, Masterguard, and as Sales Manager for a few different home security companies Wayne never met a stranger and would easily put three hundred thousand miles on his vehicles before finally retiring in 2013.

As a “retiree”, Wayne continued to work but this time he worked while pursuing his great love of Golf, another Hole in One, smoking the perfect brisket, and getting paid to drive. Most recently Wayne was a Marshall at the Jersey Meadows Golf Club while also traveling to and playing many courses around the country. He loved America, Texas, “real” country music, blackjack, Miller Lite, a good Gin & Tonic, playing with his wiener…dog, making people laugh, and spending time with his family.

Wayne is survived by his Wife Lynda and sons, Rex and his wife Ismenia, Baron and his wife Tana, Jayme and his Wife Fran, his Sister Sue, his Nephew Bill and his wife Leanne, Niece Misti as well as 6 grandchildren.

“In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the PTSD Foundation of America, Camp Hope; an organization Wayne loved and supported”. https://ptsdusa.org/camp-hope/

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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Keith and De McKeever

May 7, 2021

So saddened to hear about Wayne. We shared many good times with fellow Stamford Bulldogs at Judith and George Smith’s house in Ft Worth. Rodeo and TX-OU weekends were always a blast-so many great memories. We’ll miss you. RIP

Carl Carlile

May 7, 2021

Saddened by the loss of my childhood friend and Symonds Place neighbor. Condolences to the family and his sister Sue. God bless you Wayne and rest in peace!

Ron Schielke

May 6, 2021

Condolences to the Raley family.
Playing golf with Wayne was always a pleasure and we all will miss him.
Rest in peace.

Diane Ramirez

May 6, 2021

I am so saddened to hear this!! I worked with Wayne at Connect One and he is one of the best people to come into my life. I will surely miss you Wayno!!!!!

Bill McLellan

May 6, 2021

May my friend rest in peace, He will be missed by everyone that knew him. My condolences to Linda and his family,

Amanda Winston

May 4, 2021

Praying for the family and friends of Wayne. I was blessed to work with him for almost five years. Wayne always had a smile and encouraging word, even on the hard days. His hugs could cure anything.
Rest In Peace, Wayne. You will be missed.

-Jonesie

Linda Krause

May 4, 2021

We were so blessed to have Cousin Wayne in our Hanson family. So many precious memories we all have shared over the years. Hanson reunions sharing love, laughter and stories. May God comfort your loved ones.

Becca rodden

May 4, 2021

There were many fun times and great friends of all ages on Symonds Place Boulevard ! My dear friend Wayne, "Go rest high on the mountain, son your work on earth is done ".

Clayton Adams

May 4, 2021

Thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Wayne. I will certainly miss my visits with him at the golf course. Wayne always had something positive to say when he would come by us out on the course, I’m gonna miss that.Rest in peace my friend.

Harold Smith

May 4, 2021

Prayers for the family of wayne raley you will be missed by your family and friends I was so proud to have you as my cousin yours always harold smith



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