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Obituary

Ray Douglas York of Cisco died July 21, 2022 after a long illness.


Ray was born August 9, 1959, to parents Kenneth York and LoAnna Holder York in Cisco, Texas. He spent most of his formative years in Clyde, Texas, and graduated from Clyde High School in 1977. He then attended Cisco Jr. College on a band scholarship and graduated in 1980 with an Associate Degree. He later attended nursing school in Abilene. He was employed as an LVN for many years by Abilene Regional Hospital, working mostly with respiratory patients. He moved back to Cisco in 2003 and left the nursing profession in 2010.


Ray’s number one passion was music. He played many instruments, played in many bands, and enjoyed writing songs. He also loved sailing and camping. His love for animals showed from a very young age. He enjoyed raising horses and chickens and always had dogs. His most recent companion was his beloved dog Sam who stayed by his side until the end.


Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, T. A. and Josephine York of Bogata and Carlton and Lois Holder of Cisco; brother John York, sister Ann Eckols, sister in law Kathy York, and nephew Adam York. He is survived by one brother, Steve (Darah) York of Decatur; one sister, Sue York of Cisco; brother in law Joe Eckols of Granger; sister in law Joy McElroy of Greenville; three aunts, Dixie Stringfellow of Bogata, Carlene Spicer and Janice (Victor) Latham of Abilene; six nieces and nephews, Jessica (Kevin) Diaz of Coleman, Jacob (Kathy) York of Trophy Club, Mary (Ethan) Gainer of Greenville, Dana (Billy) Little of Colorado Springs, CO, Sarah (Carter) York-Loveless of Farmers Branch, and David (Patricia) York of Cisco; and several great nieces and nephews.


Services are pending.