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Raymond 'Ray' Huston

Raymond 'Ray' Lee Huston

September 30, 1948 - May 2, 2021
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Raymond Lee Huston, 72, of Lowndesville, husband of Shirley Rowe Huston, died Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.

Born in Medford, OR in 1948, he served in the United States Navy for six years active duty aboard the USS Bainbridge in Vietnam, earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. Ray was so pleased when 40 years later, the United States people began recognizing and appreciating Vietnam Veterans.

He worked for decades in the nuclear industry, hazardous clean up, then in government construction. During his attempts at retirement, Ray worked general construction for several amazing men, all of whom he admired.

Throughout the years, he served his communities with constant physical contributions, building wheelchair ramps, repairing homes, replacing roofs, providing and delivering Christmas gifts, cleaning up yards, and most recently being co-director of a local food pantry, all while remaining steadily in the background and never expecting acknowledgement. It gave him great joy to be asked to help someone. Ray faithfully supported and assisted his wife with many projects and endeavors, always helpful. He was a member of Iva First Baptist Church.

Ray is survived by his wife of 40 years, Shirley Huston; son, Matthew (Jennifer) Shockley, granddaughters, Shelby and Sophie; sister, Georgia Ann Chapin; numerous in-laws and a multitude of nieces and nephews. He thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated his adopted Rowe family.

A celebration of Ray’s life will be 11:00AM, Saturday, May 8, 2021, in the Harris Funeral Home – Abbeville Chapel with Rev. Scotty Willoughby officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests, memorials may be made to FreedomServiceDogs.org (7193 S Dillon Ct, Englewood, CO 80112) or HeartwormProject.org (P. O. Box 7308, West Columbia, SC 29171).

A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com.

Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Huston family.

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    May 8, 2021 | 11:00am
    May 8, 2021 11:00am
    Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Abbeville
    Rev. Scotty Willoughby


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Posted at 01:16pm
Well I do believe he has 2 daughters and grandchildren from his first marriage... because I am his daughter . It is sad that his wife didn’t recognize us... but it’s disgraceful that she had no remorse in doing so

Jay & Beckie Jureka

Posted at 04:44pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Ray very much.
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Betty Richey

Posted at 02:23pm
Ray was a true friend. Don't think he ever put himself first. He built Keith a 16 ft windmill for Christmas and it will be cherished for ever. So blessed to have friends like Ray and Shirley.

Betty Richey

Posted at 02:22pm
Ray was a true friend. Don't think he ever put himself first. He built Keith a 16 ft windmill for Christmas and it will be cherished for ever. So blessed to have friends like Ray and Shirley.

Travis, Jen and Hoxie

Posted at 07:54am
Shirley and Matthew, Wish we could be there with you to celebrate Ray's life. He will be missed. Deepest condolences. Love to you and your family.
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