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Ray

Ray Falcon

d. November 18, 2015

Reymundo "Ray" Moreno Falcon, of Fort Stockton passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at age 83 surrounded by his loved ones. Ray was born January 31st, 1932. On October 20th, 1952, Ray joined the United States Army and was stationed in the Philippines and Korea from 1952 thru 1954. His military service and the people he met during this time would have great impact on his life. After leaving the military, Ray joined various veteran's organizations: the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the American GI Forum. Over the years he worked to keep the memory of veterans alive by participating in numerous flag raising ceremonies, Memorial Day ceremonies, and Veteran's Day services. As a member of the American G.I. Forum since 1956, Ray worked tirelessly to further the forum's primary goal - the promotion of education thru post-secondary scholarships. Having served as President, Vice-President, Secretary, Scholarship Committee Vice-Chairman and Scholarship Committee Chairman, he spent countless hours in many charitable activities such as the preparation of food baskets for needy families, "Beautify Texas" highway cleanup projects and Christmas time charity activities. Throughout his lifetime he attended the forum's district, regional, state, and national conventions and served on nominating, resolution, and convention site boards.
In 1955 Ray moved to San Antonio, Texas and worked as an orderly at the state hospital in order to put himself thru classes at the Louis Barber/Styling College, from which he graduated on April 20th, 1956. He was a licensed barber for 59 years and the proud owner of El Caballero Barber Shop since 1972.
Ray devoted countless hours to many worthy causes, including but not limited to the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, and the Southwest Voter Registration Project - a nonpartisan organization, whose goal is to secure voter registration and promote voter awareness.
Always thinking of the future of Fort Stockton, Ray joined and participated for many years in such organizations as the Downtown Merchants Association and the Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Ray served as a board member on the Fort Stockton Historical Landmark Commission Committee and the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Fort Stockton.
As a member of Lions Club International since 1974, he served as Director, President, First Vice-President, and Third Vice-President. His dedication and commitment are exemplified by the fact that that he received ten, twenty, and thirty year Monarch awards in addition to numerous perfect attendance awards.
From 1978 to 1985, Ray was appointed to represent Pecos County on the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission with the Permian Basin Health System Agency. There he was instrumental in approving certificates of need for the building and expanding of medical facilities in a seventeen county area, including but, not limited to, Pecos County Memorial Hospital, for mental health, mental retardation, and emergency medical technician services.
As a result of this prior appointment, he went on to serve as an advisory committee member for the Center for Rural Health Initiatives Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition Program. This membership was very meaningful to him as it gave him the opportunity to express to local, county, and state officials the need that Fort Stockton and Pecos County had for medical services, but, more importantly, giving Fort Stockton students who desired a career in the medical field, a voice for their future.
Ray also served as a board member for the Pecos County Community Action Agency.
In 1995, Ray was named the Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce, Citizen of the Year.
As a member of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church for 62 years, Ray served as a Eucharistic minister, an usher, a religious and educational fundraising member, and as a member of the Holy Name Society.

Ray is survived by his wife of 59 years, Josephine Scott Falcon; his daughter Rebecca Ureta and husband Mike Jr. of Fort Stockton, TX; his brothers Valentine Barrera Jr. of Fort Stockton, TX, Eloy Falcon of San Antonio, TX, and Ben Falcon of San Antonio, TX; his sisters Lydia Larralde, Helen Leos, Carrie Villareal, and Connie Rodriguez of San Antonio, TX; and his grandson Andrew Scott Ureta of Fort Stockton, TX..
Ray was preceded in death by his father Valentine Barrera Sr. and mother Rosa Moreno Barrera; and his brother Elias Falcon.
Visitation will be held Friday 20th, 2015 from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home. The Rosary will follow at 7p.m. at the Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Ray's pallbearers will be Andrew Scott Ureta, Javier Barrera, Scott Carrasco, Richard Carrasco, Julian Falcon, and Mark Falcon. Serving as honorary pallbearers are members from the: American G.I. Forum, VFW, and the Lions Club. The funeral service will take place on Saturday 21st at 10:30 a.m. at the Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.heritagefuneralhomeofthebigbend.com

James Hall Location Manager Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend
(432) 336-3939 Voice (432) 336-3949 Fax

Visitation


Heritage Funeral Home
301 N. Main
Fort Stockton, TX  79735
Friday, November 20, 2015
12-6PM

Service


Rosary

St. Joseph Catholic Church
401 S. Main
Fort Stockton, TX  79735
Friday, November 20, 2015
7pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Joseph Catholic Church
401 S. Main
Fort Stockton, TX  79735
Saturday, November 21, 2015
10:30 AM

Cemetery


St. Joseph Cemetery
Fort Stockton, TX  79735
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