HOUSTON, Texas — Raymond N. Winner Sr., of Houston, Texas, was called to walk with the Lord on Thursday, June 11, 2013.
Raymond was born in Frostburg, on Sept. 9, 1932, to Emma and Raymond C. Winner. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Emma Winner and brothers Harry Winner and William “Bill” Winner.
Raymond was the oldest of five boys. As a young adult, he found the kindness in his heart to live on very little so he could send most of his earning back home to help support his younger siblings. Upon enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard, he was stationed in Galveston, Texas. It was there that he met Jo Ann Johnson. On June 26, 1955, Raymond and Jo Ann were joined together in holy matrimony. For 58 years, they stood side by side, proving to be an incredible union.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Winner, of Houston, Texas; daughter Jill and her husband Glenn Doremus, of Houston, Texas; son, Raymond Winner Jr. and wife Diane, of Round Rock, Texas and two grandsons, Ronnie Winner and wife Serrina, of Round Rock, Texas and Bobby Winner and wife Heather, of Round Rock, Texas. He is blessed with four great-granddaughters which truly brightened his life, Sierra, Savanna, Kali and Alexa, all of Round Rock,Texas. He is survived by two brothers, George Winner and wife Nancy, of Export, Pa. and Ed Winner and Margaret Jane, of Frostburg; sisters-in-law Carolyn Winner, of Jeffersonville, Idaho, Teresa Winner, of Frostburg and Shirley Pennington, of Kemah, Texas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The Winner family wants to recognize the extraordinary efforts put forth by Darrin Winner, Cliff Kitten and the great staff of doctors and nurses in the Intensive Care Unit at North Cypress Medical Center. They showed extreme professionalism and compassion in his final days of his fight to live. For that, we offer you a heart filled “thank you.”
Memorial services for Raymond were held at Pat H. Foley & Co. Funeral Home, 1200 W 34th St., Houston, TX 77018. Visitation was Friday, June 14, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The funeral was held the following morning, Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m.