Edward “Ray” Buxton, Orange
Last updated 1/28/2019 at Noon
Edward “Ray” Buxton, born on June 25, 1944, in Orange, Texas, to parents Mary and Orvel Buxton.
He passed to be with the Lord on January 24, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Orvel Buxton; and his loving wife of 38 years, Glenda Louise Johnson; Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Jackie Buxton Ezell and husband Glenn, of Deweyville, Rene’ Buxton Green, of Deweyville, and Michelle Buxton Gentz and husband Todd, of Orange; granddaughters, Ashleigh Ezell Stanley and husband Brent, of Deweyville, Katie Ezell Williams and husband William, of Deweyville, Chelsea Gentz Fountain and husband Caleb, of Orange, Kami Green Godeaux and husband Casey, of Newton, Brandy Gentz Bickham and husband Ty, of Deweyville, and Abigail Gentz Monceaux and husband Lanston, of Orange; great-granddaughters, Lakyn and Brooklyn Williams, of Deweyville, and Lorelai Louise Monceaux due in July 2019; great-grandsons, Brennon Stanley, Cutler and Collier Fountain, and Clayton Bickham; brother, Bob Buxton and wife Ione, of Deweyville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends.
Ray grew up in Deweyville where he attended school and later joined the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served his country for 12 years.
He worked as a pipefitter out of the Local Union 195 and later retired as a Safety Instructor.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2019, at Deweyville United Pentecostal Church with Alfred Gibson officiating.
Burial will follow the service at King Cemetery in Deweyville.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, at Deweyville United Pentecostal Church. Pallbearers will be Glenn Ezell, Loren Green, Todd Gentz, Randy Buxton, Lil Bob Buxton, and Blake Buxton. Honorary pallbearers are Brent Stanley, William Williams, Caleb Fountain, Ty Bickham, Lanston Monceaux, Casey Godeaux, and Shane Bagwell. Ray’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the numerous health care agencies who have helped care for their beloved father and grandfather. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Ray’s memory to great-grandson Collier’s medical equipment fund at Sabine Federal Credit Union account #1903594-00.