Raymond Killingsworth Obituary

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Raymond Killingsworth

October 25, 1923 - August 22, 2013
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Raymond Killingsworth, 89, passed away on August 22, 2013, in Houston Texas. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 69 years, Patsy Killingsworth; son Wayne Killingsworth and wife Jacque; daughter Pam Mayes and husband Gary; three grandchildren whom he adored: Shelly Grimm and fiancé Scott White, Jonathan Mayes and wife Andrea, and Dena Norton and husband Rick; four great-grandchildren: Kaylie Grimm, Ellie Norton, Ricky Norton and soon to be born, Josiah Mayes. In addition, he is survived by two brothers Maurice Killingsworth and wife Brenda and Glenn Killingsworth, a sister Imogene Johnson and husband Foy, sister-in-law...
Raymond Killingsworth, 89, passed away on August 22, 2013, in Houston Texas.
He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 69 years, Patsy Killingsworth; son Wayne Killingsworth and wife Jacque; daughter Pam Mayes and husband Gary; three grandchildren whom he adored: Shelly Grimm and fiancé Scott White, Jonathan Mayes and wife Andrea, and Dena Norton and husband Rick; four great-grandchildren: Kaylie Grimm, Ellie Norton, Ricky Norton and soon to be born, Josiah Mayes. In addition, he is survived by two brothers Maurice Killingsworth and wife Brenda and Glenn Killingsworth, a sister Imogene Johnson and husband Foy, sister-in-law Dorothy Killingsworth and numerous nieces and nephews. He loved his family dearly.

Raymond was a faithful member of Heights First Baptist Church for 34 years serving on the Deacon Board as well as Chairman of the Deacons. He was quite an athlete and played many years on the Heights First Baptist fast pitch softball team. More meaningful to him was helping and guiding teenagers at church in athletics and life lessons. Since that time, he was an active member at Houston's First Baptist Church.

Raymond had a keen ability to manage and lead people, especially in the business world. He settled into the steel fabricating business with Modern Welding Company in 1961. He started there as an engineer and eventually headed up the prosperous plant here in Houston. He was Manager and Vice President, with a total of 23 years of committed service there.

Raymond had a true passion for golf and enjoyed many years of camaraderie that golf provided with both professional associates and church friends. He competed annually in the First Baptist Golf Tournament where he often ended up on the winning team. During his retirement years, he played monthly with a group of excellent senior adult golfers from First Baptist.

His passion for golf was equaled by his passion for dominoes. Raymond was everyone's favorite partner in 42, as he could have been described as a 42 shark. He could play for hours on end, especially with their long-time monthly 42 group.

He served as Past-President of Lockwood/Clinton Rotary and was a Paul Harris Sustaining Member of Rotary International. Past-President Houston Steel Plate Fabricators Association. Life Member and Committeeman for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, serving on the Calf Scramble Committee and Greater Houston Go Texan Committee since 1972. Member American Welding Society, Farm and Ranch Club, National Rifle Association and Reserve Deputy of Harris County Sheriffs Department. Member Garden Oaks Masonic Lodge.

Pallbearers are: Melvin Davis, Vernon Rinewalt, Lee Archer, Danny Winget, Kirk Killingsworth, and Herman Francis. Honorary Pallbearers are employees and retirees of Modern Welding Company.

Visitation and services will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Service at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, August 26, immediately followed by a graveside service. If desired, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Houston's First Baptist Church Mission 1:8 Fund.

"Too many Mr. Killings worth will be remembered as a devoted Crusade for Christ, some will remember him as a devoted Husband with the love of his life, Mrs..." R Craig Ferguson (Houston, TX)

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