Raymond "Ray" Stanley

April 26, 1952August 7, 2018

Vinton- Raymond "Ray" Stanley, 66, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018, in Galveston, Texas.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Vinton. Ray enjoyed cooking, especially bar-be-que.

Survivors include his sons, Chad Stanley and wife, Amy of Sulphur and Kevin Stanley and wife, Dawn of Elkton, Maryland; his companion, Patricia "Pat" Logan of Orange, Texas; his sisters, Earline Reid, Yanita Rice, and Lydia Leger, all of Vinton; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Esma Stanley; and his brother, Floyd Stanley.

A gathering honoring Ray's life will be held from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday, August 12, in Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to help with expenses. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Chad Stanley and wife Amy, Son
  • Kevin Stanley and wife Dawn, Son
  • Patricia "Pat" Logan, Companion
  • Earline Reid, Sister
  • Yanita Rice, Sister
  • Lydia Leger, Sister
  • Henry and Esma Stanley, Parents
  • Floyd Stanley, Brother
  • also left to cherish his memory are six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


  • Gathering of Honor Sunday, August 12, 2018

Raymond "Ray" Stanley

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Tracey Smith

August 8, 2018

Your Longhorn family love and will miss you forever. Thank you for all the hugs and your friendship. My prayers for your loved ones.
Love you Raymond,

Carol Stoddard

August 8, 2018

Raymond was a kind soul. I will cherish our time together. He could make me laugh and be by my side. We were two peas in a pod. Always there for each other. I know you didnt look back when it was time to move on. Into your loved ones embrace. What a glorious greeting it must have been. You know I love you and I'm going to miss you, cuz. Remain with us in spirit and protect us Raymond.

RIP and may perpetual light shine upon him and grant him everlasting life. Amen