Ray S. Williamson, 73, of Orange, passed away Oct. 25, at Baptist Hospital in Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 28, at First Pentecostal Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Gary Wheeler. Burial will follow at Parrish Cemetery in Little Cypress.

Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Coushatta, La, March 9, 1942, he was the son of George Wesley Williamson, Jr. and Lila Louise Moreno Williamson. Ray was a member of First Pentecostal Church where he was an usher and worked with the Young at Heart”. He retired from Print Pak after over 40 years as an operator and was also a volunteer with the Pinehurst Fire Department for 35 years. Ray loved joking and pulling pranks and was a very thoughtful and caring person who was always willing to help without having to be asked. He was a loving husband and loved to spoil his nieces and nephews. He cared deeply for others and will be missed greatly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Georgia Louise Carter, Thelma White, Audrey Block, David “Bo” Williamson, Sr., Wesley Williamson, Douglas Williamson, Marshall Williamson, Joseph Robert Williamson and Lila Marie Williamson.

He is survived by his loving wife, Claudia (Brown) Williamson; brother, James Martin Williamson and wife Katherine, of Vinton and sister, Edna Lorena Peddy, of Vidor, along with many cherished nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Mayfield, Gordon Anthony, Chris Williamson, Kevin Williamson, George Ray Williamson, Danny Peddy, Phillip Williams and Larry Hammett. Honorary pallbearer will be Buck Lummus.