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Bill Dobkins


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Post  Posted 3 Aug 2021 8:30 pm    
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I heard that Ray had passed.
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Joe Rogers

 

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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 6:24 am    
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It really hurts my heart to read this. Steel guitar shows will never be the same without Ray....

Rest in peace my dear friend.....


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Russ Hicks

 

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Pegram, Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 6:55 am    
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What Joe said....I just talked to him before his stroke....we've all lost a great guy and I've lost a good friend.
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Skip Edwards

 

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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 7:28 am    
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Oh, no... this is terrible news. Getting to see, hang with and back up Ray was always a high point of the Phoenix shows for me.
He'll be missed, big time. My sincere condolences to Sandra, and everyone else who knew & loved him.
Vaya con Dios, Ray. Say hi to Al Bruno for me...
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Ron Whitworth


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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 9:48 am    
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So very sad to hear & read this.
Ray was a good friend & I always enjoyed being
around him & watching him play & Sing.
Rest in peace my friend..
Ron
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Larry Dering

 

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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 9:54 am    
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Terrible news. Another great one gone. You can bet the steel shows lost a considerable talent with Ray's passing. RIP Ray.
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Bob Blair


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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 11:03 am    
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This is very sad news. I enjoyed my visits with Ray at the shows, and of course loved his singing.
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Stu Schulman


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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 11:21 am    
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I am totally bummed,Ray was a good friend...I will miss him!
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Steve Cattermole

 

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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 11:50 am    
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That is sad news. I only met Ray about 5 years ago,but he always treated me like an old friend. The Steel show won't be the same without him.RIP Ray
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Herb Steiner

 

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Spicewood TX 78669
Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 12:49 pm    
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Another tough one for me. Ray always sang a song or two on my shows in AZ, usually one of Wade Ray's repertoire. A dear friend, always with a shot of Jose Cuervo within arm's reach. When Bowman and I would drive to AZ, we would sometimes spend the night at Ray and Sandra's house in Tucson before the last leg of the trip to PHX. We disagreed politically, but it mattered not to our friendship. I will miss him and the shows will have a little less warmth.
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Jim R. Harrison


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North Vancouver, B. C., Canada
Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 6:55 pm    
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I, like rest of you, will miss Ray very much. At my visit to the show in Mesa, he introduced me to someone as his "Canadian Cousin" - which I'm not.
Herb, here's one for you.

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Roy Rosetta


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Nederland, Texas.. On the Texas Gulf Coast
Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 7:08 pm    
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Very sad news. Ray has been a friend for many, many years. Our prayers for Sandra and the family. Rest in peace dear friend and go be with our Precious Lord.
...Roy and Barbara
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Jody Cameron

 

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Angleton, TX,, USA
Post  Posted 4 Aug 2021 9:09 pm    
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So sorry to hear this. Rest In Peace my friend.
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Chuck S. Lettes


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Denver, Colorado
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2021 5:11 am    
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Sad news. I always enjoyed talking with Ray at the SWSGA's annual show. He loved to sing and entertain, and I will miss him. My condolences to Ray's family.
Chuck
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Donna Dodd


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Acworth, Georgia, USA
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2021 8:50 am    
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Ray was a jewel of a man! He treated me like one of the guys, and always made me smile! He called me last year when we were in NC to check on Tommy. Tommy was having a good day, and I handed the phone over. It was wonderful to hear them laugh and kid each other!
My love, prayers and deepest condolences go out to Sandra and family.
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Rick Schmidt


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Prescott AZ, USA
Post  Posted 10 Aug 2021 9:51 am    
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Loved Ray! Rest easy my friend!
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Fred Justice


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Mesa, Arizona
Post  Posted 10 Aug 2021 11:20 am    
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Rest in peace Ray, I'll miss you.
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Bill Bailey

 

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Kingman, AZ
Post  Posted 30 Aug 2021 7:25 pm     Ray Harrison
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Whoa! Shocked to hear of Ray's passing, he was the consummate Steel Players friend, Bass man and singer. I was invited to play the 6th SWSGA show and Ray played bass on my set, he also sang Harmony on my vocals, we had lunch afterward and told me about a CD he had just recorder with the great John Hughey on steel, and a first call band to record it with all super players. I have the album and still enjoy every song on it. My favorite is "Somewhere Out In Texas" The album is titled Scratchin' The Surface. RIP Ray, you will be missed by us all.
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