In memory of
KILGORE, Ray Ray Kilgore joined the angels on December 22, 2020 when God called his good and faithful servant home. He was born on April 11, 1926, in Ruston, LA, the middle of three children. After high school, Ray roughed-necked for a time. Then starting as a stock boy, he began his long career with the JC Penney Company. Ray rose to be store manager. He opened Penney's in the new Highland Mall store in Austin and managed stores in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico store was struggling and he made it into the largest volume store in the company. Ray retired in Atlanta after 38 years with Penney's. Ray will be remembered as a caring, kind, loving, and respected Christian man, admired by many. He moved back to Ruston to care for his parents. After their deaths, he and his wife, Nona, moved to Lakeway. During his career, Ray served the Chambers of Commerce, First Baptist Church (Deacon), Retail Merchants Association of N America and The Lakeway Church where he was honored as Volunteer of the Year, at the age of 80 years. He helped to create the Memorial Garden there and faithfully served on the board. Preceding him in death were his brother, James and wife Nona. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Alice, his sister, Faye Futch of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, sons, Steven and wife, Barbara, and Kevin and wife, Sandy, six grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to The Lakeway Church, Memorial Garden or the charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
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