February 28, 1931 - January 2, 2018
Raymond Jeter, 86, of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away January 2, 2018 in Carrollton, Texas.
Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church Chapel of Wichita Falls on Monday, January 8th at 10:00 am with Reverend Darin Vogt of New Hope Baptist Church of Sanford, North Carolina, officiating. Burial will follow with Full Military Honors in Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Raymond was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana to James and Sarah Jane Cox Jeter on February 28, 1931. After graduating high school, he joined the Air Force and started a 26 year long career with them. One of his early posts led him to Coos Bay, Oregon, where he met his future bride, Patricia Jean Gilfillan, in 1951. They were married there and started their proud family of 9 children, 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Raymond achieved the rank of Senior Master Sergeant and oversaw the Shepard Air Force Base Mess Operations for many years, feeding thousands of airmen and officers. He was stationed in numerous locales in the United States and other overseas posts such as Greenland, Panama and Greece. Raymond enjoyed fishing, golf, gardening, listening to country music and being with his family. He received numerous awards for his golfing abilities as well as raising the best tomatoes in Texas!
Raymond is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, his parents, James and Sarah Jane, five brothers, Alvin, J.T., Paul, Robert and Earl and a sister, Lela May. Raymond is survived by his twin brother, Richard Jeter of Campbellsville, Kentucky, two sons, Raymond Dale (Laura)Jeter of Fort Wayne, Indiana; (grandson Matthew Jeter and granddaughter, Amanda Doster), Mark (Kristi)Jeter of Rowlett, Texas; (grandson, Patrick Jeter and granddaughter, Kaitlin Jeter), six daughters, Lois (William)Modell of Savannah, Georgia; (grandson, Dan St. John and granddaughter, Alice Beatson), Ramona Damron of Burkburnett, Texas; (grandson, Roy Damron, Jr. and granddaughter, Rebecca Dorsman), Rae Lynn (John) Hughes of Bend, Oregon; (grandsons, Noah and Micah Hughes and granddaughter, Holly Ellis), Sarah (David) Bernal of Mary Ester, Florida; (grandson, Chris Bernal and granddaughter, April Holland), Karen (Jeff) Vogt of Cornelia, Georgia; (grandsons Darin and Jay Vogt), Mary Ellen (Wyatt) Castle of Colorado Springs, Colorado; (granddaughters, Janelle and Erin Castle and Amy Morris). And Tracy (Thomas Savel) Jeter of Dallas, Texas. He is also survived by 21 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Brookdale Senior Living of Plano, Texas and to the Vitas Hospice Care Unit of Carrollton, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3001 Knox St. #200, Dallas, Texas 75205.