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Raymond "Ray" Carl Butts

January 3, 1953 — February 29, 2024

Raymond "Ray" Carl Butts, 71, a beloved resident of Vidor, Texas, passed away on Thursday, February 29th, 2024, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Born in Kissimmee, Florida, Ray made Vidor his cherished home for many years. Ray dedicated a significant portion of his life to serving his country, retiring from the U.S. Army with honor, having served in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). His commitment to his country was unwavering, and his patriotism shone brightly throughout his life. Beyond his military service, Ray found immense joy in spending time with his family. Whether it was sharing stories, creating cherished memories, or simply being present, he cherished every moment spent with his loved ones. His family was his greatest source of happiness and pride. Ray had a passion for fishing, finding solace and joy in the tranquil waters. It was on these fishing expeditions that he found peace amidst the serenity of nature, forming lasting memories that he cherished dearly. Ray leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Bonnie Butts of Vidor, TX; his son, Daniel Zinn of Vidor, TX; his sister, Loretta Luquette, and her husband Douglas of Nacogdoches, TX; his brother, Lawrence Butts of Lorena, TX; as well as four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack, and Jane Butts; his son, James G. Zinn; and his brother, Victor S. Butts. Raymond "Ray" Carl Butts will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. His kindness, strength, and unwavering love for his family and country will forever be cherished and celebrated.



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