Reynaldo “Ray” Montez, Jr.

On February 4, 2013, our beloved Reynaldo “Ray” Montez, Jr., peacefully left this earth and entered the Kingdom of Heaven at the age of 53 years, 7 months and 29 days. Ray was born, June 6, 1959 in Karnes City, Texas, the son of Reynaldo Montez, Sr., and Sira Ramirez Montez. He graduated from Everman High School in 1978 and went on to work a number of years for Vecta Contract in Grand Prairie. It was there that he learned the craft of upholstery and furniture design which led him to open his own company, Upholstery’s Vision, in Everman, Texas. He was a devout Christian who genuinely loved Jesus with all his heart. He never got tired of sharing this love with others. He died of a lengthy illness and it was his faith in God that helped him fight a courageous battle.

Visitation will begin, Thursday, February 7, 2013, and a prayer service will be held Thursday at 7:00 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Allan Saldaña and Elizabeth Saldaña. Interment will follow at the Loma Alta Cemetery in Kenedy, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be, Albert Montez, Daniel Garza, III, Jimmy Ramirez, Kenneth Pinner, Jesse Miller and Peter Ruiz.

Survivors include Ray’s parents, Reynaldo Montez, Sr. and Sira of Everman; his sisters, Linda Montez of Fort Worth, Grace Montez of Everman, Terrie Montez-Pinner and her husband Kenneth, of Fort Worth, Marie Miller and husband Jesse, of Fort Worth; his brother, Albert Montez of Everman; his beloved nieces, Janette, Carolyn, Elizabeth, Ashley; grand-nieces, Melina, Janette, Marissa, Ariana; grand-nephews, Tony, Alex, Jr., Caleb and numerous friends and relatives who loved him dearly.