Raymond Randolph Loyal III

August 12, 1955July 7, 2018
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Raymond Loyal, known to friends and family as “Ray,” passed away on July 7th, 2018, at the age of 62 years old. A native of Augusta, Georgia, Ray attended the University of Georgia and Augusta College, graduating with a degree in business administration and finance. Ray worked many years for Aspromonte Coors in Houston. For the last 14 years he worked with Satellite Logistics Group, where he found a second family. Ray had a lifelong passion for hunting, fishing, and outdoor photography. He was the rock of his family.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Beth Meads Loyal; children Lauren Loyal Fofanova and spouse Viacheslav, Marian Loyal Heaven and spouse Geoffrey, and Raymond Randolph Loyal IV and spouse Rani; siblings Laurie Maddox and spouse Clinton, Carol Tapley and spouse Tony, and Chris Loyal and spouse Dianne; grandchildren Sophia Viacheslavna, Alexander Loyal, Penelope Elizabeth, and Charles Raymond; and his two beloved Boykin Spaniels, Rhett and Tee.

A celebration of Ray’s life will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 Interstate 45 South, The Woodlands, TX 77384.

Memorial donations in memory of Ray can be made to Ducks Unlimited, a wetlands conservation organization.


  • Beth Meads Loyal, Wife
  • Lauren Loyal Fofanova, Daughter
  • Viacheslav Fofanova, Son-in-law
  • Marian Loyal Heaven, Daughter
  • Geoffrey Heaven, Son-in-law
  • Raymond Randolph Loyal IV, Son
  • Rani Loyal, Daughter-in-law
  • Laurie Maddox, Sister
  • Clinton Maddox, Brother-in-law
  • Carol Tapley, Sister
  • Tony Tapley, Brother-in-law
  • Chris Loyal, Brother
  • Dianne Loyal, Sister-in-law
  • Sophia Viacheslavna, Grandchild
  • Alexander Loyal, Grandchild
  • Penelope Elizabeth, Grandchild
  • Charles Raymond, Grandchild
  • Rhett and Tee, Boykin Spaniels


  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Reception Thursday, July 12, 2018

Raymond Randolph Loyal III

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Barb Wirth

July 13, 2018

I just cannot process this loss. Perhaps I am in denial and expect him to show up in my office for another one of our regular "chats".
Ray was a dear, dear friend who walked through SEVERAL life events with me (both happy and hard).
He cheered me on, fiercely protected me and made me laugh when I thought I never would again. He was like a brother to me.
The last time we saw each other he put his arm around my shoulders and told me how much he appreciated our friendship. I will treasure this memory along with many others. I don't understand why God brought Ray home at such a young age. I know how deeply I will miss him, and I also know his family feels that 1000 times greater.
Rah Rah ... Babs loves you! And Bubbles I love and am here for you always.
My deepest sympathies to Beth, Lauren, Marian, Ray and your amazing spouses. You are all in my prayers.

Sharon Welsh Boyd

July 12, 2018

I grew up with Ray at St Mary’s and then Aquinas. He was always laughing and he was a really good guy. Sometimes I would forget his name because everybody called him Strap. I enjoyed looking at your family pictures but I didn’t recognize him until I got to the older ones with hair. My heart goes out to all of you.

Ginger Brinson Dobbs

July 11, 2018

How do you say goodbye to a Special friend.. Ray swept Beth off her feet & of course I followed along .. Two of my ultimate special & favorite always..shared many adventures & memories of the young Ray and Beth with their tag along Ginger ...wish we had lived closer ... Can see his smile & love of life/laughter in his children and grands —what memories they share ♥️ The Heavens have a special angel star but we miss him so .. Love ❤️ Always your little sister .. gb

Jessica Fleet

July 11, 2018

When I think of Ray, I think of his friendly smile. He could make people laugh and feel comfortable in any situation. I feel lucky to have worked with him for the last 3 years at SLG, and I will miss his friendship and the light he brought to the team. My heart and thoughts are with his family and friends and as we mourn the loss of such a wonderful man.

Florence Creasy

July 11, 2018

Words will help you at this time just know I am praying for you and the family.

Bill Sideravage

July 10, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Loyal and SLG family on this terrible loss. Ray joined SLG about a year after I started at Diageo, leading to a 14 year relationship that I will cherish. This started as a business relationship, and Ray exemplified the type of understanding, collaboration and fairness that few individuals in his type of role possess. He was genuine and a wonderful representative for the entire SLG team. Though we had many conversations and successes related to business, it was the sidebar chats on family, running, sports and the Georgia Bulldogs that I will remember the most. Thank you to his family for sharing him with us. RIP Ray...

Oliver Coiro

July 9, 2018

Ray and I interacted about business often during his time at SLG, but always about college football, especially Georgia. His loyalty to Georgia never wavered even though he has been seen at a few UT and UH games over the years. He always knew about GA's latest prospect, their recent recruits, and speculated about the success of the current or upcoming football season. He also shared stories of fishing, hunting, and family. He was proud of his children, Lauren, Marian, and Ray. He was enamored with his grandchildren and loved his wife.

Ray will be missed. His battle was short, but his victory is forever.

Kaitlyn Wagner

July 9, 2018

Ray was someone who was always full of life. He had the kind of smile that would turn a room around in an instant, as his sense of humor was one that could not be beaten by anyone. During some of the most challenging parts of his life dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, he never once stopped smiling, laughing, or sharing his appreciation for the greater things in life such as his beautiful Family, his love of Sports, and his love of the outdoors. I am deeply saddened by his passing, and my heart goes to Beth, their children, and grandchildren. He was a pleasure to work with, and an honor to know as a friend. We will miss you dearly Ray, and I hope you will continue to smile upon all of us until we meet again.

Sherrilea Coiro

July 9, 2018

Lots of great memories with Ray and the SLG parties! Talking football with the Georgia/Alabama rivalry! What a fun guy! I know he will be missed greatly!