November 1, 1949 - December 19, 2016
Raymond David Lawyer, 67, of Philomath passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, surrounded by family and friends at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center after a hard battle with pneumonia. He was born Nov. 1, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio, to William G. and Jean L. (Ward) Lawyer. After his father died, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, then to Los Angeles, California, and finally to Eugene. Ray graduated from Junction City High School in 1967. He married Leann Peterson Bryant in 1968. They moved to New York City so that Ray, an accomplished drummer, could further his musical career. They later divorced. Ray moved back to Oregon to be closer to his family. In 1974 he married Linda Heine. They had one daughter, Rayna Joy, born later that year. Ray continued to play his music and he also worked for Goracke Farms in Monroe for several years. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he worked for Laketronics, a company started by his family. After it was sold he got his CDL license and went to work for his brother’s business, Jackson Luck Enterprises. Ray loved playing his music and doted on his two cats, Grady and Johnnie. Ray is survived by his daughter, Rayna Sullivan and brother William Lawyer of Philomath; brothers Jeffrey Jackson Sr., Gregory Jackson and sister Carole Parker, all of Corvallis; sister Darlene Winters of Orange, California; grandson Kyler Ross; nephews Shawn Lawyer, Nathan Lawyer, Jeffrey Jackson Jr., Joseph Jackson and Bryce Winters; niece Ruth Lawyer Noor; four great-nephews; many cousins and two aunts. He was preceded in death by his father, William G. Lawyer; mother Jean Ward Lawyer Luck Jackson; stepfathers Maury G. Luck and Stanton L. Jackson; ex-wife Linda Heine Sullivan; and sister Sherice Jackson Hunt. A celebration of Ray’s life will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Murphy’s Restaurant & Tavern. All who knew Ray are invited to come and share their stories with friends and family and to celebrate his life (www.demossdurdan.com).
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