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Raymond Joseph Moyer
June 22, 1947 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Raymond J Moyer, 76, quietly passed away on November 12, 2023, in Corpus Christi, Texas with his wife Mary and family by his side. Raymond, fondly known as Ray, was born to Jack and Marie Moyer, on June 22, 1947 in Bayreuth, Germany. Ray's father was career Army and the family went on some adventures before settling down in Baltimore, Maryland in 1955.
As a young boy all he wanted to do was make others laugh. He was nicknamed "Spider" because he was tall and lanky and all you saw were arms and legs, which didn't change much as an adult. He had the biggest heart and was very protective. Ray knew early on he wanted to join the Navy and cruise the world. In September 1965 he enlisted and started his Navy career. First stop, San Diego, California. Ray was a shipmate on many Naval vessels, such as the U.S.S. Okanogan, U.S.S. Durham, U.S.S. Inchon, U.S.S. Saratoga and U.S.S. Ranger. He was a Veteran serving multiple tours of duty in Vietnam. He worked hard, helped others and rose to the rank of Force Master Chief of CNATRA.
He was a humble man to say the least. Ray was not the kind of man who bragged about his achievements, and if it was up to him, a ceremony in his honor would be out of the question. He was a man of integrity, doing the right thing because it was the right thing to do, even when no one was watching. For the next 30 years he traveled the world, family in tow. He retired from the Navy in September, 1995 and a new phase of life began.
He had a relationship with a loving God, and strived hard to rebuild relationships that were splintered in years past. By the Grace of God, he maintained his sobriety and supported countless others with theirs. He tried every day to be the kind of man he wanted to become. While he lived in pain every day, he ended every conversation with an "I Love You" or "You Are Loved". He was ready to go to a place he might have doubted in his younger days. A place where there will be no more pain or suffering, only love and light. He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend that will forever be missed.
Ray was grateful for his family, friends and sobriety. Gratitude means that not only do you express thankfulness, but you also show appreciation and share that gratefulness through how you treat others and the world around you. He would say gratitude is an action word.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Mary Moyer and his children, Chris, Danielle, Joe and Shauna Moyer and her partner Mike Tillman along with his precious grandchildren, Jacob Guglielmino, Isaiah Caraway, Gabrielle Caraway and Kendall Tillman. He is also survived by his siblings Patricia Bessling, Mark Moyer and their families. Raymond is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Marie Moyer.
The service for Raymond Moyer will be held on December 20th, 2023, at 11:00 am at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, 9974 I-37, Corpus Christi, TX 78410
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask for you to make a donation to the Wenholz House or The Wounded Warrior Program in memory of Raymond Moyer.
The Wenholz House is a spiritual program for substance abuse recovery. They provide a safe, structured, and supported sober living environment to adult men and women in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. As a Coastal Bend program specializing in supportive housing for adults in addiction recovery. Make donations payable to Wenholz House 1200 10th St, Corpus Christi, TX, United States, 78404-3354
The Wounded Warrior Program mission is to generate revenue supporting those Veterans who have sustained service-related injuries and/or health conditions, whether physical, mental and/or emotional. Ultimately the Wounded Warrior Program will make a difference in the lives of the deserving men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect and defended our country.
Donation link: https://shorturl.at/bnAQ3