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Obituary for Ray Allen Chatterton

October 17, 1935 - September 12, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 82

Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather Ray Chatterton Passed Away on September 12, 2018


Ray Allen Chatterton age 82 of Austin formerly of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida passed away September 12, 2018 surrounded by family. Ray was born October 17, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio to Lloyd and Vera Chatterton. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio where he attended Shaker Schools. He loved to share memories of owning his first car at age 14, a 1936 Plymouth, followed by a 1940 Ford Coup. It was his 1958 Chevrolet convertible that he credits with catching the eye of his wife Shirley. Ray and Shirley met in 1960 while evacuating from hurricane Ethel with their families. Ray's family suggested Shirley ride in his car as they made their way out of Fort Walton Beach, FL and hurricane Ethel's path. Ray and Shirley married the following June and were married for 57 years.

Ray was an Air Force Veteran after serving four years and later continued serving our country as a civilian working for a military contractor as a Radar System Group Leader for forty years. Ray loved working on the beach at site A-11 while at Vitro Services, Tracor, and BAE Systems. He also loved playing golf on Saturday mornings and anything to do with his family. He was a family man who always put family first.

Ray is survived by his beautiful loving wife of 57 years, Shirley Eileen Chatterton; daughter, Karen Heisel and husband Neel; son, Allen Chatterton and wife Dorothy; grandchildren, Jayme, Scott, Brandi, Matthew, Chloe, Jillian, Annika, Ian Chatterton, Lydia and Josephine Heisel.

Visitation 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress.

Funeral Service will be 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Buda, Texas. A reception will follow at the home of Karen and Neel Heisel at 3705 Apache Forest Drive in Austin.

Interment 1:45 pm on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

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2620 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
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