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Johnny Ray Tookes

     On September 25, 1943, in Shreveport, Louisiana, a baby boy was born to Henry Tookes and Ida Mae McCoy. She named him Johnny Ray.

    Johnny Ray lived in Ringgold, Louisiana, during his early childhood and later moved with his mother to Galveston, Texas where he accepted Christ at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and attended school and graduated from Central High School in 1962. He joined the United States Army in 1963 and later met and married his late wife Jarvics Ann Jones in 1964. They raised four daughters, one son and one nephew.

    He served 21 years in the United States Army before his retirement of service. He later worked for the City of La Marque for eight years.

    He was a father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He loved his family until his health failed, and he was called home to glory to be with the lord.

    He was preceded in death by his mother Ida Mae Tookes, grandparents Jack and Louella Edwards, brother Tommy Edward Tookes, Sister Linda Kay Tookes, wife Jarvics Ann Tookes and grandson Willie Jones.

    He is survived by his daughters Dorothy (Philip) Biagas, Cheryl (Aaron) Gobert all of La Marque, Texas daughter Andrea (Rick) Shepherd of Hampton Georgia, daughter Gloria (Miguel) Rodriquez of Dickinson, Texas, Son, Theron Ray Tookes of Rosharon, Texas nephew, Roshon Dewayne Tookes of Texas City, Texas, grandchildren, Philicia, Bryan (Brittney), Brandon Biagas, Dijon (Jessica) Gobert, Tanesha Jones, Duante Jones, Courtney, Alex Shepherd, Kimberly, Miguel, also known as Danny Rodriquez, Great Grandchildren Reyna Biagas Ritell and Tiana Garley.

    There will be a public visitation on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 9 a.m. with a chapel service to begin at 11 a.m. Services to be held at Bay Area Funeral Directors located at 5410 FM 1765 (facing hwy 3) Texas City, Texas 77591. Burial to follow at Galveston Memorial Park.

Jackson County Herald Tribune

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