September 14, 1956 ~ July 5, 2021

Born in: San Angelo, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Kerry Ray, 64, of Bryan, TX, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, July 5, 2021 in Bryan. A casual, Celebration of Life will be held at Yesterday’s Bar and Grill on Sunday, July 18 from 2-4pm honoring the memory of Kerry. Family and friends are being served by Calloway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Kerry was born in San Angelo, TX to his parents, Cecil Roland Ray and Gene Clifton Ray. His family moved to Ft. Worth briefly for a year and then to El Paso where Kerry graduated from Irvin High School and then enlisted in the army for four years. After the army Kerry moved to Austin where he worked for his big brother John’s plumbing company. In 1981 Kerry followed his brother William to Bryan-College Station, working at several restaurants and then finally settling at Texas A&M University working in transportation. Kerry was a friend to all and met many friends on cruises and all around Bryan-College Station including some that were more like family such as George, Paul, Dixie, Ron and Mike to name a few.

John Ray, his brother; Cecil Ray, his father; Gene Ray, his mother, all preceded Kerry in death.

Kerry is survived by his sister-in-law Karen Ray; his brother William Ray; his niece Lori Lummis; his nephews John Ray Jr, William Ray Jr, Scotty Ray and Drew Ray.

His brother William Ray along with extended family and close friends request in lieu of flowers to please make charitable donations to your favorite charity in Kerry’s name. Kerry made donations to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital and that would be a great way to honor him if you don’t have a favorite charity. Express condolences at CallawayJones.com.

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  1. Kerry was more than a Friend and Co worker, He was a Brother, Uncle, Teacher, advisor and at times like a Father. My life has been so much better having Kerry in my life. My life will be empty without his jokes and fun loving ways. Thank you for all you have done for me.I will deeply Miss you. May God give you a special place in Heaven.

    • Thanks Ron, you are a dear and special friend to my little brother. I know you and we all have special memories of Kerry that he leaves with us to remember and enjoy over and over again!

  2. Kerry was one of.the.best. He.always said what he thought and meant what he said. He was a friend, mentor, teacher, brother. At work or at play, he was always there. While the “kinder, more gentler Mr. Ray” may no longer be.on this plane of existence, he will most certianly remain forever close to our hearts.

    • Thanks Paul. You are another of my little brother’s close family like friends and I smile knowing all the memories y’all share. His memories live on with the stories well tell. Thank you for being such a special friend!

  3. Kerry made an impact on me everyday I saw him. He was full of knowledge and I enjoyed every minute I spent with him. He will be dearly missed. Wednesday’s will never be the same without him! I hope he is making everyone laugh in that big cruise ship in the sky. RIP 394!

  4. Mr. Kerry was always singing and smiling. He gave great advice and would always find a way to make you smile. His jokes were always on point. I am so glad to have met Mr. Kerry, he will be missed. He would listen to my complaining and then give me his insight on the subject. Lunch time with him was always fun, even the cookies he would offer. Thank you Mr. Kerry for accepting my crazy ways. “Sunshine”

  5. Mr Kerry was full of life and joy .
    We use to joke about the cup he carried all the time .
    Always smiling and never angry about anything.
    I will truly miss him walking down the hall.
    May you RIP!
    Gone to soon !
    # 256

  6. Kerry was one of the best friends one could have. I will carry him with me and he will live on through me. Love you Kerray!

    • Thanks Dixie! I am so proud of the friendship y’all shared and all your memories. Kerry had his last supper with y’all so you have a special memory to always hold dear!
      Thank you again for being such a good friend to my little brother ❤️

  7. Uncle Kerry had the kindest soul. He was a joy to be around and I loved listening to his stories. I’m so glad he joined us for holidays and and we got to spend time with him through the years. Rest In Peace sweet Kerry!❤️

    • Thanks LoLo❤️ Kay Kay will be missed and I do love all the memories we share of him and your Father! I was blessed twitch two wonderful brothers and will always be thankful for the time and memories we shared! Love you LoLo❤️

  8. Kerry was a great friend to me who would intently listen to what problems I had and he would always make me smile and laugh and he was a great co worker . Kerry you will be forever missed and please find my lovely wife Laura who is there with you as she really liked you as well . God bless RIP

    Danny

    • Thanks Danny! Y’all were good friends way back when. Thank you for remembering him so fondly!

  9. R.I.P Kerry you will be miss now it’s not going to be the same not talking to you when I seen you driving the transportation truck or when your walking but you are nomore suffering your in a better place R.I.P

  10. Kerry helped me throughout my life. A safe harbor when life’s seas were rough. One good ear to listen to my problems. Sometimes questionable advice, but it was always free. A smile and a laugh for everyone. Resolute in his way of doing things, but he could be taught new tricks( finally got rid of his rotary phone and updated to a 1994 model flip phone)
    The man knew how to enjoy life. I have been blessed to have him in my life for 41 years. Mentor, friend, business partner, roommate, boss.
    Kerry you will be missed on each and every HUMPDAY.
    Love you ❤️❤️❤️

    • Thanks George! I am so proud of the brother like friendship y’all shared through the years! You have so many memories to hold dear and to look back and smile on!
      Though my brothers passing was shocking and sudden we are so thankful he did not suffer! We will miss him but we will all have wonderful stories to share!

    • Thanks George! My little brother loved you like a brother and am proud of the friendship y’all formed through the years! Though sadly he passed before returning I have joked with him that he’s been retired for years. He has been on so many cruises and trips to Lake Charles and a couple of Vegas trips! So I do thank you for helping my brother experience those things and being such a dear friend all these years!

  11. Kerry meant so much to many, as these posts show. He was a fine example of what it means to be honest, caring, loving, hard working, loyal & a true friend. He was more like family to us, than anything! Kerry was our Best Man in our Wedding 35 years ago. Our small reception was at his house. His door was always open to anyone and Kerry’s generosity never ended. When we moved back to my home state of Michigan, we bought Kerry a plane ticket to come visit, he & Mike were having a great time at the campfire one evening, and having some adult beverages and listening to Saturday Night Country Gold- well, we ran out of fire wood & before I realized it, our picnic table ended up on the fire. I will never forget the big ole belly laugh Kerry let out, when Mike did that. As a wise man once told me (Kerry). Don’t sweat the small stuff! I realized that my Picnic table can be replaced, our memories are forever.! We love you Kerry and Rest In Peace ! ❤️

    • Thanks Joanie, you and Mike were so special to my brother and your memories will always be intertwined! Such happy fun memories for us to carry forward! My little brother was so lucky to have such wonderful friends as y’all!

  12. Kerry has always been such a joy to serve at Yesterday’s. He would make everyone’s shift so much better and always put a smile on my face. He truly is a kind spirit. Sending love to the Ray family and friends. ❤️

  13. Kerry was such a kind soul. I knew him through Yesterday’s, and he was always so sweet. Whether I was his waitress or just a patron, he always had a smile on his face and a happy remark when I said hello. He is dearly missed, and I’m so lucky I had the chance to meet him. I send my condolences to his family and to Ron. He is missed every day and he was a blessing to everyone who had the chance to meet him.

    • Thanks Annie……Yesterdays was his home away from home! Thank for you memories of my brother!

  14. My heart is truly sadden, Kerry was such an awesome lovable guy. He always made me laugh even when I didn’t feel like. I would always say when I retire and move back to Bryan I was going to look him up. Being around him and the Taco Bell gang were some of the best memories I have. RIH K. W.! !

    • Thank you June! Yep, my little brother could make you laugh until you cry! I know he had fond memories of you!

  15. Kerry was a very fun loving Guy. I remember sitting with him in a briefing on a Wednesday/ he always yelled Hump day. It was fantastic/ because we knew that we were halfway to the weekend. The last time I seen Kerry, was at Yesterdays bar. I was sitting at the bar and he came in and ordered a beer. I said Hi and he smiled and said Hi back. Very happy Man.

  16. I was so saddened to hear of Kerry’s passing. His older brother Bill, was my boyfriend my senior year in High School. When I would visit Bill at his parents home, Kerry would greet me with a shy smile! I can see his young face, and shy smile so clearly in my mind! He was delightful and painfully shy, in my presence! As I read his obituary I was proud at all he had done in his life. It was my honor and my pleasure to have known him so long ago.

  17. I was very sad to read that Kerry Ray had passed. He was one of my bosses at my first job. He was an amazing leader and not only lead but worked beside us. He would sing to me every shift we worked together “mona lisa” He was the sweetest. I send my prayers and condolences to his family. What a blessing to have had him in your lives.

  18. I worked with Kerry at Transportation Services till I retired last year. Kerry was a kind and caring person and a great co- worker who would help you with whatever you needed. He will be missed. I was blessed to know him. Rest In Peace Kerry Ray.

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