Walon Ray was born November 18, 1959, in Conroe, Texas to Wiley Giles and Lillian Frances Harris. He was called home to be with his Lord and savior in a tragic accident March 6, 2004 in the Virgin Islands.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Mims Baptist Church in Conroe, Texas, with Rev. Gene Kendrick and Rev. Bobby Lynch officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at Cashner Funeral Home, in Conroe, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Walon Ray had lived and worked in the Virgin Islands for the past fifteen months. He was a maintenance supervisor for Turner, Inc., where he had worked at different locations throughout the states. When not on the road he made his home in Alvin Texas where he had lived for many years and had made many friends that he dearly loved.
Walon Ray was saved when he was nine years old at Mims Baptist Church. Wherever Walon Ray was, he was involved with his local church activities. But Walons heart never left his home church Mims Baptist where he would attend while visiting family in Conroe.
Walon Ray was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Giles and Florence Harris, his maternal grandparents, Emory B. and Cora Lee Smith. His beloved and devoted father, Wiley Giles Harris also preceded Walon in death. Walon is survived by his devoted mother Lillian Frances Harris of Conroe, his only sister Darlene Thomas and husband Jack, also of Conroe. Two brothers, Vernon Dale Presswood of Notus, ID, and Joey Harris and wife Pat of Wichita Falls, Texas. A very special bond to Kenneth Harris, a cousin, of Nederland, Texas and two very special people Walon considered a brother and sister, George and Kathy Barnes of Alvin, Texas. Surviving uncles are Walter Harris and wife Jennie of La Vergne, TN, E.B. Smith and wife Lois of Conroe, Texas. Surviving aunts, Bonnie Rogers of Lake Worth, FL, Gladys Brown of Longview, Texas, Ellen Fletcher of Austin, Texas and Helen Noell of Conroe, Texas. Walon also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends.
Walon loved deeply from his heart and enjoyed spending time with those he loved. He was a devoted son to his mom since the death of his father.
We have lost our free spirited Walon here on earth, only to know that heaven has gained. We will dearly miss our son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and special friend.