Raymond Robinson, 69, passed from this life on Dec. 31, 2016, at home with his wife by his side after a short illness.

Raymond Robinson, 69, passed from this life on Dec. 31, 2016, at home with his wife by his side after a short illness.

Ray was born to Robert and Zedena Robinson on Feb. 8, 1947, in Enid. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from Enid Memorial High School in 1965. He was a star basketball player and sang in the choir.

He attended banking school in Oklahoma City, later working at Central National Bank.

He began his career with Oklahoma Natural Gas/ONEOK in 1970, working his way up to senior buyer and retiring in 2004 after 34 years of service.

On May 23, 1996, he met the “love of his life,” Debra, and they married Feb. 14, 1997, spending many loving and memorable years together.

Raymond had many friends, loved ones, coworkers and family he loved over the years. He was very outspoken and “telling it like it was.” Most all loved “his crazy sense of humor.”

He was a very kind and generous man to all he met, a great husband, father, grandfather.

He loved hosting Fourth of July parties, barbecues, holiday dinners, cookouts, family reunions, OU football, and being the “cabana boy” during the summer at the pool. He loved yard work (no one could do it better) and raising veggies in his garden and sharing them with others.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father, mother, sister Sharon Loschke, stepdaughter Michelle Street, and other family members.

He is survived by his wife Debra, daughter Maria Robinson of Snyder, Texas, son Doug Robinson and fiance Brittney Gore of Dallas, Texas, Clay Wells and wife Toyia of Yukon, also David Barnes and Traci Virgin, grandchildren Emily Sturial, Colorado Springs, Stella Robinson, Dallas, Cameron and Casey Wells, Arnold, Missouri, Morgan Street, Yukon, Harli Wells, Yukon, Megan Barnes, Nathan and Jillian Virgin, one great-granddaughter Madison Heath, and brothers, Mitch and Rosie Robinson of Cedar Falls and Ia and Rob Robinson of Tulsa.

In lieu of flowers, his family request donations be made to his favorite charities: St. Jude's Children Hospital, Wounded Veterans, or the Salvation Army.

Ray's wishes were to be “cremated and no service.”