Link sale to benefit the family of Blair Ray
Employees with the Sheriff’s Office want to invite everyone to a link sale, benefiting the family of Blair Ray who was killed in a collision and to display their continued support for the Ray’s.
The link sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office parking lot located at 205 South Border Street.
Available for sale is a link, chips and a drink for $5. Also there will be a raffle for a Vidor pirate football helmet. The coach and the players from the 2012-13 season have all signed it. Tickets are $2 each. The drawing will be held July 1.
Blair was a beautiful young teenager, filled the atmosphere with a smile and a blissful demeanor. Blair projected herself well beyond her age concerning all facets of life. From her creative poems and quotes, to Blair’s ability to mentor friends and co-workers, she without doubt was heaven sent, said Joey Jacobs, of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Blair was the daughter of Nichole and Tom Ray Jr., who has achieved the rank of lieutenant at the OCSO.
Like many teens, Blair’s future was bright and limitless. Not only did she achieve, Blair excelled at everything set forth in her path. She was a junior at Port Neches-Grove High School where she enjoted socializing with her friends, She is said to be a creative spirit who enjoyed photography, art, poetry and riding horses. She also worked part-time at Market Basket as a cashier. However, she will be most remembered for her giving nature and her smile which would light up any room.
The titles Blair represented in her life such as daughter, sister, friend, and granddaughter were indeed reflected by her gentleness, kindness, and love.
Her family’s nightmare began on April 11. 2013 when Blair who was driving a 2006 Ford Mustang was travelng south on FM 1078 near Bancroft Road. The Mustang crossed the center line and struck a 2011 Mercedes traveling north on the same roadway. The 54-year-old woman in the Mercedes was transported in stable condition to a local hospital where she was treated and later released.
“Lt. Ray, along with his family, will remain in our thoughts and prayers daily as we all continue to grieve the loss of Blair. In Law Enforcement, we are all one ‘family.’ Words can’t define the heartache we all experienced with her loss. We do ask for your continued thoughts and prayers,” Jacobs said. ‘We really appreciate everything.”
Tom Ray and his daughter Blair Ray before she was killed in a wreck in April. A benefit link sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office parking lot.