Ray Portales
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Ray Portales
  • May 20, 1946 - September 29, 2017
  • Bedias, Texas

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Reynaldo "Ray" Portales, 71, passed away Friday, September 29 at his home in Bedias after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 6 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Msgr. John McCaffrey officiating. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday with a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.

Ray was born May 20, 1946 in Bryan the son of Manuel and Simona (Perales) Portales. He made his career as a produce manager and grocery manager at Kroger and HEB, where he retired after many years of service. Ray loved playing the saxophone with his band, The Brotherhood; he had a passion for cooking and a lifelong love of music and movies. He enjoyed having his family and friends around him.

Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Simona Portales; wife, Olga Portales; and a sister, Rosie Hernandez.

He is survived by his three daughters, Yolanda Portales and fiancé Ashlye Bergen, Michelle Boggs and husband Holt, Jessica Portales and wife Cindy; brother, Manuel Portales; sister, Nora Portales; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.