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Raymond Lee McClay

November 1, 1989 — May 23, 2024

Belton, Texas

Raymond Lee McClay, 34. affectionately known as RJ, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, after a short battle with Stage Four Cancer. He was born on November 1, 1989, in Hubbard, Texas to Mr. Raymond Lee McClay Sr. and Diana Elizabeth (Holder) McClay. 

Raymond's journey through life was characterized by dedication and passion. He began his career at Above and Beyond Home Health before transitioning to Take 5 as a technician. Raymond's commitment to his work was evident as he took on delivery driving until 2023 when he received his cancer diagnosis.

In the realm of education, Raymond excelled both academically and athletically. He played pee wee football in his youth and went on to attend Belton High School where he impressed by playing varsity football as a freshman. His pursuit of knowledge led him to (BRTC) Black River Technical College, where he obtained his CNA certificate.

Those who knew Raymond described him as a sweet, heartfelt, and bubbly individual. Despite his quiet nature, he always wore a smile and showed profound respect by using phrases like "Yes Sir" and "Yes Ma'am." His warm personality left a lasting impact on all who had the pleasure of crossing paths with him.

Beyond his professional and academic accomplishments, Raymond found joy in hobbies such as passionately supporting the 49ers - so much so that he awaited his last breath at precisely 1:49 am. He also cherished moments watching sitcoms and serenading his wife with the theme song from Kings of Queens.

Raymond's proudest accomplishment was undoubtedly his loving relationship with his wife Kristina. Their love story began with a simple prank call from Kristina but blossomed into a deep connection that culminated in marriage on June 12, 2010. Together they adopted their beloved pet Cinnamon Roll.

Raymond is survived by his grandmother, Flossie Cowan; father Raymond Lee McClay Sr.; his adoring wife of 18 years Kristina (McKenzie) McClay; two sisters Ariah McClay and Brianna McClay; niece Annalicia Hernandez; nephews Luciano Hernandez and Angel Hernandez; along with cherished memories shared with all those who knew him.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 7, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center in Temple. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, June 8th at the same location from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm followed by burial at Bell Plaine's Cemetery in Salado at 3:30 pm.

In the loving memory of Raymond Lee McClay - RJ - may he rest in peace knowing that he touched the hearts of many with his kindness and joyful spirit.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donation to Young's Daughters Funeral Home to help defray the cost of expenses. 

A special thank you the family, friends and especially Pr. Daily with Christ Bible Baptist Church

Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina Young at Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center  
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Visitation

Friday, June 7, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center

4235 E. US Hwy 190, Temple, TX 76501

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 8, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center

4235 E. US Hwy 190, Temple, TX 76501

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Burial

Saturday, June 8, 2024

3:30 - 4:30 pm (Central time)

Bell Plaines Cemetery

Armstrong Rd, Salado, TX

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