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Raymond  "Ray" Earl Staylor, Jr.

Raymond "Ray" Earl Staylor, Jr.
  • October 13, 1934 - March 5, 2021
  • Mission Viejo, California
  • Donate to Alzheimer's Association

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“Rest In Peace Ray. We loved you ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Joseph and Julie Kaufmann - MD

“My Grandpa was the kindest soul. He was a solid human being and there will be no other like him. He loved his wife, he treasured memories, and always...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jenny Bursack - CA - Grandchild

“Ray, I am so fortunate to have had you in my life. There are so many wonderful memories from coast to coast!! I thank you for serving our country and...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sharon Diamond - Charleston, SC

“Ray, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Braddock - Charleston, SC

“Ray was such a sweet man and so devoted to his family. I have fond memories of the good times. May the family find peace and comfort knowing how...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Diamond - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Ray's passing. What a beautiful man. Anyone that knew him was richly blessed. He has so much love & kindness that he...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Moorer - Charleston, SC

“My grandfather had a soul that brought smiles to the faces of those, lucky enough to know him. He lived a life of undoubtedly hard work, model-worthy...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Amy Rock - Eden Prairie, MN

“Get goosebumps looking at obituary. He was such a kind and gentle man. We will miss his visits and calls. I can't express how much Tom and I will...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Dottie Mercier - Phoenix, AZ

“Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Ray. Some of my fondest memories are the times we spent with Ray and Lynn when we lived in...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Diamond - Myrtle Beach, SC

“Ray will be greatly missed. We have had the honor and pleasure of knowing and sharing time with him for the last few years. He loved his family very...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Rex and Betty Chandler - Apopka, FL

“This dear sweet man will be so missed by those he loved. Great man, husband, father and friend! My love goes out to his family . ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Carol S Biering

On Friday, March 5, 2021, Raymond "Ray" Earl Staylor, Jr., loving husband, cherished father, and adored brother, passed away after a brief illness at the age of 86. He will be laid to rest at Live Oak Memorial Gardens, Charleston, South Carolina, with Military Honors. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

Ray was born on October 13, 1934 to the late Raymond Earl Staylor, Sr. and Jovita Elizabeth (Kaufmann) Staylor of Baltimore, Maryland. Ray served in the United States Navy as an Interior Communications Electrician, prior to being Honorably Discharged in October 1960. He married the love of his life, Linda Annette (Brinson) Staylor, in 1955, and spent over sixty years devoted to his bride. They raised three children where they spent most of their formative years in the West Ashley area of Charleston, South Carolina before embarking on a journey to Mission Viejo, California. Ray was a humble man who was honored to serve his country, but his most beloved accomplishment and number one passion was being with his family.

Ray's infectious spirit and cheerful warmth made him an adored man, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family will lovingly remember him dancing in the kitchen with Linda and humming tunes of any song that came to mind. He never yearned for more than he had and was happy with what life presented him. He was highly revered and forever remembered for his strength, patience, devotion, and compassion.

Ray was preceded in death by his father Raymond, his mother Jovita, and his wife, Linda. He is survived by his three children: Raymond Earl (Jean) Staylor, III, Laura Anne Staylor (Lamar) Chandler, Michael Thomas (Kate) Staylor, his sister, Carol (Joe) D'Amico; his eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests those who wish to honor Ray's memory to consider donating in his name to one of the following charities: Wounded Warrior Project (, Alzheimer's Association (, ALS Association (, National Kidney Foundation ( Any one of these charities were near and dear to Ray's heart.

Condolence messages can be shared on a tribute page through O'Connor Mortuary (California) or J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel (South Carolina).

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