Andrew Raymond Halsey

Andrew Raymond HALSEY

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

PERRYTON - Ray Halsey, 94, died Saturday, June 15, 2002.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. O.K. Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Halsey was a longtime Ochiltree County resident and member of the First Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Masonic Lodge.

He retired from being a square dance caller after 43 years. He married Mabel Jackson on Nov. 15, 1941, in Perryton and retired in 1980 as an auto parts dealer.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Joe Ray Halsey and wife, Vickie, of McKinney; a granddaughter, Casey Welsh and husband, Robert, of McKinney; and a great-granddaughter, Kaylee Welsh of McKinney.

Ed. Note:  Andrew Raymond Halsey, named for his paternal grandfather, Andrew McMillan Halsey, was born on August 2, 1907, in Butler, Custer County, Oklahoma.  He was the son of Joseph Horn Halsey and Ida Myrtle [Willey] Halsey.  His only sibling was Joseph LeRoy Halsey, 16 years his junior, whose three daughters, LaRae Halsey-Brooks, Sheri Hughes, and Jody Johnson, mourn the passing of their favorite uncle.

The family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1272, Perryton, TX 79070; the Ochiltree Senior Citizens; the Museum of the Plains; or a favorite charity.

Source: Amarillo Globe-News, June 16, 2002

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