1954 - 2014 Ray Childress, 60, of Kountze, died Monday, October 27, 2014. He was born on July 3, 1954, in Houston, to Joy Nell Hawthorn Childress and Joel Ronald Childress. Ray was a retired fitter/welder and longtime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Silsbee. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Childress; children, Terah Jackson and her husband, Christopher, of Brenham; Trecia Petersen and her husband, Ken, of Humble; Joel Childress and his wife, Angela, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Rebecca Schabatka and her husband, Scott, of Kountze; grandchildren, Thomas Van Steensburg of Biloxi, Mississippi; Jacob and Connor Vansteensburg, both of Brenham; Jonah, Nathan, and Aaron Childress, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Savannah and Braxtyn Petersen, both of Humble; Tara Davis and her husband, Trey and their daughter, Lana, of Hernando, Mississippi; and Chad, Ryan, and Ella Schabatka, all of Kountze; mother, Joy Myers of Kountze; and brothers, Gene Childress and his wife, Debra of Silsbee and Kenneth Childress of Baytown. He is preceded in death by his father, Ron Childress. A gathering of Mr. Childress' family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2014, at Broussard's, 530 West Monroe, Kountze. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8622 FM 418, Silsbee, with interment to follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze. Complete and updated information may be found at :broussards1889.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 29, 2014