Raymond Ellis ``Scooter' Lamon
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Raymond Ellis ``Scooter' Lamon, 57, passed away after a brief illness at a local hospital Saturday, November 3, 2012, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on July 25, 1955, in Harlingen, Texas.
Preceded in death by his parents Rusty and Kay Lamon, Scooter is survived by his sister Karen (Jeff) Bell, nephews Jeffrey and Collin Bell, niece Kristin (Billy) Appell and their children Lizbeth, Emily and Ethan, all of Harlingen; and numerous cousins. He will be missed by friends, business associates, coffee shop pals and hunting buddies - all who consider Scooter ``family'.
Scooter graduated from Harlingen High School in 1973 and attended Texas A&M University in College Station. Having worked with his father on the family farm in his youth, he had a keen understanding and appreciation for farm and ranch land which he used as a licensed real estate broker for many years. He began his real estate career with Chadick Realty in La Feria before going out on his own. As a real estate developer and general contractor, he built commercial buildings, residential subdivisions and homes. Most recently he worked at Bass Pro Shop in the hunting and gun area - where he was definitely the right man for the job.
Scooter was most comfortable in the outdoors. An avid fisherman as a younger man, he became proficient at making custom rods. He and his father Rusty, along with friends and family, made many fishing trips up and down the coast of Mexico. The stories he told of their adventures never failed to entertain. When a group of close family members and friends got together on a hunting lease some 27 years ago, he began to focus solely on hunting and ``The Ranch'. He was a steward of the land and wildlife, designing feeding and watering stations and making improvements to the lease. A story teller and a teacher, Scooter influenced young hunters with lessons about weapons, safety, cleaning game and politics. One of Scooter's most treasured accomplishments was being able to go to South Africa on a safari. He returned, fortunately, the day before 09-11-2001.
There were no strangers at Scooter's home and barn. You could always find him cooking up some wild game feast on the grill while watching his Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs or Fox News. Everyone was welcome. He was a very good man and will be dearly missed.
A private memorial service will be held. The family requests that donations be made to the
in lieu of flowers.
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Published in Valley Morning Star on November 6, 2012