Services for Ray Brown, age 72 of Hico, Texas, were held January 8th, 2000 in Madisonville, Texas at the J.M. Day Funeral Home. Ray was a lifelong Texas resident. In 1954 he graduated from Texas A&M University with an engineering degree. He was veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Ray was an avid trailrider and motorcycle rider and belonged to many organizations for each. Many of us will remember the time following eye surgery when Ray mixed the two by attending the Big Bend Trailride on his Goldwing. The doctor had told him not to even think of riding his horse to the trailride, so Ray came on the motorcycle instead. His funeral was well attended by friends from both of these groups.