Memorial Service
Lonestar Cowboy Church
1309 E Farm to Market Rd 1585
Lubbock, TX  79423
Saturday, January 15, 2022
1:00 p.m.
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Elmer "Ray" Delano, Jr.

of Tahoka, TX

September 13, 1971 - January 5, 2022

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Elmer “Ray” Delano Jr., born September 13, 1971, to Elmer Ray Delano Sr. and Sara Delano (Williams) in Petersburg, Texas. He passed away peacefully December 2021, in Tahoka, Texas, to return to his heavenly home.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters Montina Gutierrez and husband Cole of Canyon, Texas, and Brittany McCaw and husband Nathan of Cascade Locks, Oregon; son David Ray; grandchildren, L.T., Raylee, Sophie, Delanie, and Oshie; loving siblings, and dear friends.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1pm Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Lone Star Cowboy Church, in Lubbock, Texas. Those who knew him are encouraged by the family to come to the service. All flowers will need to be delivered to Lone Star Cowboy Church.

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9 Condolence(s)
Linda Lee
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

I remember before Ray was born, I asked his mother what she was going to name her new baby boy. She said, "Elmer Ray Delano. Jr., but we are going to call him John." I was rather surprised to learn that they were calling him by a name that they weren't giving him. Once he entered school, he became known as "Ray", but prior to this we all called him "John." And Ray was as complicated as his name. He had a kind heart and a loving spirit, but never knew what he was thinking. He could be sweet and tender, but also as tough as nails when he needed to be. Loved this guy all through school, but then lost contact during his adult life. Recently reconnected with his sister, Sarah, also known to us as "Skeeter", a nickname given to her as a baby that stuck with her. Loved the parents and entire family as our own. May God's love and peace be with the entire family through this difficult time. He is not gone, just temporarily separated until you all come together with rejoicing and gladness in your hearts. Love and comfort be with you all.

Doris Williams Blum
Kenton, OH
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love Aunt Doris

Trina Gester-Thomas and David Ray Delano
Cassville, MO
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

I was sad to hear about Ray. He was funny, cocky, strong and bossy. Oh, so bossy.

Melissa Lide
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

It was so sad to hear of Ray’s passing. Ray was always a sweet person and a good friend! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and those he loved.

Shannon Justice
Waskom, TX
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

I remember Ray well. I remember his football days in Smyer and always viewed him as family. I am so sorry for the loss to his family. I hope they find peace in this difficult time. Prayers that he rests in peace.

Sandy Delano
Aurora, MO
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

So sorry for your loss.

Gayle and Cleta Sharp
Lubbock, TX
Monday, January 10, 2022

It is with heavy hearts and celebration that we think of you , Ray. You were a wonderful neighbor and friend. Had many good visits and play days with our dogs. Love to sit in the gator, while watching our pups play, and talk.
We extend deepest sympathy to those left behind to miss you while you have gone forward to be home with our Lord. May we all be comforted and blessed by past memories and the blessing of one day being reunited.
Gayle and Cleta

Yolanda Aleman
Tahoka, TX
Monday, January 10, 2022

I hadn’t know Ray for very long but in the short time I knew him I enjoy his company. He was very easy to talk you and he so very thoughtful...always trying to help someone. I’m missing him and I’m so sorry he left so quickly. But I rejoice in the fact that he is in heaven now and all is well!❤️🙏🏼

Gayle and Cleta Sharp
Lubbock, TX
Monday, January 10, 2022

We are sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers.