Ray E. Martin
June 20, 1931 – June 28, 2019
Ray E. Martin, 88, died June 28, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. Ray leaves behind his wife, Beverly, his daughters, Tami and Karen (Parrack) and his grandson, Steven Parrack.
Born June 20, 1931 in Witchita Falls, Texas, he grew up in the rural suburbs of Texas. After his service in the Navy he settled in Portland, Oregon where he sold and repaired TV sets, met his wife and the two daughters were born.
In 1960, he went to Long Beach, California to start a chemical company. He started working in the oil fields. He went to Peru and Alaska where he sold his products. In Canada he started and sold a company. He worked in Ventura, California until he sold his company there and retired.
Throughout his life he was a great storyteller about his many working experiences.