Raymond Artemas Lancaster Jr. (1938 - 2014)

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Lancaster Jr., Raymond Artemas Devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend passed away April 7, 2014, he was 75. Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Dana; parents, Raymond and Pauline Lancaster, Sr. and brother, William. He was born on June 8, 1938 in Post, TX but lived most of his life in Dallas. He is survived by his son, Raymond Todd Lancaster and fiancee, Angie Hammons; daughter, Tracy Kubinski and husband, Dan; grandchildren, Raymond Kyle Lancaster, Cameron Lancaster, Lauren Tidwell and Brenna Rose Kubinski. He met and fell in love with Dana at Sunset High School in Oak Cliff and they were mar-ried 45 years. Raymond was a hardworking Godly man. He was wise and passionate about his Christian faith, family and had a strong work ethic. Admired by peers, colleagues and all who knew him. Raymond was making decisions and blessing others even on the day of his sudden death. From 1956 to 1962, he was in the Air National Guard doing his part to serve his country. Throughout his life, he held a variety of jobs. He had a special talent as a machinist and worked at Chance Vought, EDM of Texas, Wirecut EDM and Applegate EDM until he was semi retired running his own business. Raymond had a mathematical mind and was extremely respected in his field. He especially enjoyed creating and machining objects out of metal. His Dallas Cowboy helmet key chains were his favorite and many of his friends and family carry them today. Raymond was an avid photographer and blessed many with his creative eye. He also loved square dancing, country music and played the guitar by ear. He took care of his wife, mother, and brother. Ray-mond's wife Dana struggled with her health during the last 20 years of her life, his love and support never wavered. Shortly after Dana's passing his mother's health declined. He took her three meals a day until she required nursing care. He visited her every single day. He did the same for his brother William. Lord please receive this beautiful soul from this life into yours and send your healing touch to mend our broken hearts. All services provided by Restland Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75243. Family will receive visitors Tuesday, April 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. His memorial celebration service will be held Wednesday, April 16 at 3:00 PM at the Restland Wildwood Chapel. Interment will immediately follow at the adjacent Mausoleum Chapel Gardens. Guests are invited to a reception in the main building after completion of services.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Apr. 13, 2014
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