• Bateman Carroll Funeral Home
    Gresham, OR
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Spc. Joseph William Ray 1977 - 2013

Spc. Joseph William Ray

Saturday, March 09, 2013
I know that there is not a lot of words to make you feel better during this time, but I hope you can find some comfort in the words at Ps.34:15,18
Friday, March 08, 2013
I loved you so much Joe, I will miss you forever. I wanted so badly to be your mother-in-law. I was so glad you and Stephanie were getting married and that you wanted to adopt Gabriel. I felt like you and Angelina were part of our family. I looked forward to you and Stephanie having another child, all though it was always a fun debate what you were going to have(a girl or a boy). I know you looked forward to going back to work for the railroad and took your physical the day before this happened. And, that you were waiting for your V.A. loan papers to come through so you could start house shopping. I know you wanted to go to the coast with Angelina and Steph and Gabe over Angelina's Spring Break and make wedding plans to get married there. Our sweet, sweet man with all the big plans and so much future to look forward to. You will be missed so much! I'm glad I got to talk to you the night before on the phone and laugh and that you said, "Steph, I love your Mom". Joe, I loved you too, so much.
Friday, March 08, 2013
I love you Joe and I will miss your smiling face,I remember taking care of you when you were a baby you were my real live baby doll! I would feed you and change you. One funny memory was when you cut my barbie dolls hair short, I guess you liked short hair at the time!! love you so much, it just does not seem real that you are gone. you did so much for your country Joe I am so proud of you, you saved many lives and kept us safe at home in the USA. You loved learning and spoke several languages, Arabic, Spanglish, Chinese,Uganda and Amba. You loved music and playing your trumpet. When taps are played at your service,I wont be holding back the tears. I know you loved Angelina so much! We will do our best to try and get her for visits and teach her about our family and the values you cherished, honesty,loyalty, the love of Jesus,and most of all a loving giving spirit. Rest in Peace Brother. See you in heaven some day.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Joe's Favorite Quotes
"shoot for the moon cause even if you miss you will be among the stars"

got a new one from my sister...Ha ha Make a plan cause at least we have something to deviate from if needs be..ha ha

My Newest one The Definition of Insanity doing the same thing and Expecting different results.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss..Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
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