Ray R. Aronhalt

August 1, 1936July 31, 2020

Ray R. Aronhalt, 83, of Grapeland, TX, passed away July 31, 2020. He was born on August 1, 1936 in Akron, Ohio to Wilfred and Margarete Aronhalt. He was married to Joan Aronhalt for 50 years.

Ray served his country in the United States Air Force for 8 years as an AP. He was in the wrecker and trucking business for 40 plus years. He was a member of New Energy Church in Belott, Tx. Ray had a passion for his back porch, watching deer, and riding his tractor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Sharon Mitchell; 3 brothers Skip Aronhalt, Kenneth Aronhalt, and Lee Aronhalt; granddaughter Desiree Whitehead; grandsons Raylynn Weatherspoon, and Edmond Dampier; and great-grandson Dierk Whitehead.

He is survived by his loving wife Joan Aronhalt and his children; Larry Weatherspoon (Julie), Ray Weatherspoon (Barbie), Joe Aronhalt, Donna Smith (Larry), Eddie Dampier (Lynn), Tracy Dampier (Rene), Boudreau Dampier (Melissa) and Toyia Putnam. Also left to cherish Rayโ€™s memory are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, family, friends, and special friend Ann Conley.

Visitation will be held at New Energy Church, 9733 Hwy 21 East, Belott, Texas on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 am at Ryan Cemetery, CR 300 in Liberty County.


  • James Dampier
  • Larry Weatherspoon
  • Ray Weatherspoon
  • Larry Smith
  • Eddie Dampier
  • Tracy Dampier


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020


Ray R. Aronhalt

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Derrek Dampier

August 4, 2020

Papa Ray,
I am sorry we werent very close but ill never forget you. You taught me how to ride a horse and ill always remember coming up to the country and going to livestock or equipment auctions or sitting around the campfire at night or riding horses or just doing chores around the property. I love you papa ray and we will see each other again someday.

Cathie Roebuck

August 3, 2020

So very sorry for your loss.... love, hugs and prayers to all of you. I know how much you all will miss him.

Cathie Roebuck

Christine & Ron Robertson

August 3, 2020

Our trip to Virginia, yโ€™all took your motor home and our Van. An exciting trip and to much to mention, we had our share of fun times

Keith & Sheila Brooks

August 3, 2020

We camped at Beacon Bay with yโ€™all in your camper. And night fished. Had a great time. We love you bunches!๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Boudreau Dampier

August 3, 2020

Daddy I love you and thank you for teaching me to be the man I am . . I will take care of mom from here . Rest easy dad the best is yet to come

Robert and Jodie Crews

August 3, 2020

Derrek sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Clark

August 3, 2020

One of my favorite memory of Dad is sitting on the back pouch talking with Him and Mom about the good old days , To hear and to see the love they had for each other and their family . And one of my favorite and one I will never forget is the trip Dad,Mom and I made to Pa to see Dad's sister . But one of the dearest memories I have is hearing Mom and Dad singing along with the radio holding each other hands as they looked into each other eyes . Dad you will always be in my heart and never forgotten.

love always,

Tabitha ward

August 2, 2020

He was a loving and devoted grandpa.. I always loved the fact that we shared the same birthday.. my favorate thing was a sheep he bought me when i was little and i would take it everywhere i went.. i miss you grandpa and i wish i could be there to tell you how much i love you ..

Love Always Tabby your granddaughter.


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