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“May your Light shine! ”
1 of 84 | Posted by: Deanna Crimi - Orlando, FL

“To you Shawn, my sweet little angel,i will forever remember you. God Bless you!!Deanna Crimi ”
2 of 84 | Posted by: A friend

“Wow, your name just popped into my head and I googled you to see how you were doing, and saw this. Suddenly I remember 1992 and hanging out in Deep...Read More »
3 of 84 | Posted by: A friend

“The Pet Shop Boys are skipping us again. It wouldn't have been the same without you. ”
4 of 84 | Posted by: A friend

“Shawn you have always been my biggest hero for the world of body building. ”
5 of 84 | Posted by: A friend

“To my beloved and always caring brother you will forever be in my heart and soul. I love and miss you dearly. You will forever be in my thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 84 | Posted by: David Harrison - Orlando, FL

“Shawn you will always be remembered from our great times in high school. May your light always shine....Kati Tabor Murrell (Dallas,tx) ”
7 of 84 | Posted by: A friend

“I will miss you Shawn. You shined so brightly while you were here. Love you man,Sean Devereaux Wrather ”
8 of 84 | Posted by: Sean Wrather - Dallas, TX

“I am so sad to hear that Shawn has left us. I only wish I could have kept in touch. A great person with a generous heart and bubbling positive...Read More »
9 of 84 | Posted by: OLI FINIDORI - Houston, TX

“Shawn Ray was such a great guy always smiling and had such a kind generous heart...prayers for the Ray family during this hard time...keep smiling...Read More »
10 of 84 | Posted by: tiffany everett

“RIP Shawn Ray...you had one of the biggest hearts of anyone i know and such a sweet spirit...you will be missed...keep smiling that beautiful smile...Read More »
11 of 84 | Posted by: tiffany everett - rockwall, TX

“Shawn was the coolest kid in Orlando as well as the best soccer player around. He was the best friend you could have and I cant wait to see you again. ”
12 of 84 | Posted by: Billy Mathews - Orlando, FL

“You are my best friend. We had some fun times, but the best part was just talking and watching TV. See you soon. God Bless... Bear ”
13 of 84 | Posted by: A friend

“I am very sad for your loss. I knew Shawn all through school. He was always kind to me. I will keep your family in my prayers during this time of...Read More »
14 of 84 | Posted by: Caedy Kimbro - Fort Walton Beach, FL

“I went to junior high with Shawn. He was the coolest kid in school indeed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends! ”
15 of 84 | Posted by: Anita Wheeler-Schmidt - Haysville, KS

“So sad to hear of this. Shawn and I grew up to together from Elemenary through High School. Sending lots of prayers and hugs to the Ray family. ”
16 of 84 | Posted by: Michelle Ball Grogaard - FL

“I deeply saddened by the passing of a beautiful spirit. I knew Shawn back when we were Tweens and he was always the coolest and kindest friend. I...Read More »
17 of 84 | Posted by: Charlotte Demakos

“We've lost a proper good guy. You will truly be missed. RIP Shawn ”
18 of 84 | Posted by: Martin Hind - Swindon, UK

“Shawn upon meeting you I knew you had a good spirit and you were honest and fair. My first home buying process went smoothly in large part due to...Read More »
19 of 84 | Posted by: Theresa Doucet - Dallas, TX

“My sincerest condolences for your loss. Prayers for the family and friends. I just heard about Shawn's passing this morning. Blessings. ”
20 of 84 | Posted by: Frances Curcio - Ocala, FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. Laura, you and the children and family are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 84 | Posted by: Lee Ann Greer-Arnason - Hickory, NC

1997 “I have a memory of Shawn that will make you all smile! In 1998 I injured my knee training in ballet and was in the hospital for ACL surgery. Shawn...Read More »
22 of 84 | Posted by: P. Edwards - Dallas, TX

“Good old Shawn Ray you are missed ”
23 of 84 | Posted by: Pedro Bourbon - Dallas, TX

“I used to work for Shawn as a loan officer and he was more than my boss, he was a great friend and a mentor. Always smiling and there to help out...Read More »
24 of 84 | Posted by: Drew Janssen - Dallas, TX

“RIP Shawn I watch Shawn play golie for the sidekicks very friendly player always stop and talk to us fan enjoyed watching him play may God bless...Read More »
25 of 84 | Posted by: Patsy McMurray - IRVING, TX

“Dear Ray Family, I would like to send my sympathies to you and say I saw Shawn play when he was with the Sidekicks. He played with his heart And he...Read More »
26 of 84 | Posted by: Jamie Warren - TX - Sidekicks Fan

“A fond memory of Shawn…When he was new in our office, he came into the kitchen one morning where I was making myself a cup of coffee – my usual...Read More »
27 of 84 | Posted by: Dena Hance - Dallas, TX

“Thank you for all you did for me and my family, Shawn! You'll be greatly missed ”
28 of 84 | Posted by: Tri Nguyen - Houston, TX

“We never thought we would be leaving a comment for you on a page such as this.You touched everyone that you knew insuch a way. You were a kindred...Read More »
29 of 84 | Posted by: Sheila Martinez - Arlington, TX

“Shawn was always "feel good" person whenever he was around. He always made us laugh. Thoughts and prayers with Shawn's family and friends. ”
30 of 84 | Posted by: Chris Vasquez - Dallas, TX

“My friend, I miss your smile, humor, and ultimate and untainted truth you spoke. Your wife, son, and daughter will be in my prayers, not only today,...Read More »
31 of 84 | Posted by: Donovan C. Frankod - McKinney, TX

“Shalom. ”
32 of 84 | Posted by: A friend

“I still remember the day I met Shawn at Inwood. He was so kind and had a huge smile. Such a great person. Shawn you will be missed. To the family, I...Read More »
33 of 84 | Posted by: Stephanie O'Brien - Dallas

“Rest in peace Shawn.may God heal your family loss. you were a good friend ”
34 of 84 | Posted by: Miguel Hernandez - Dallas, TX

“My sincere condolences to the family. RIP Shawn. ”
35 of 84 | Posted by: Scott Lawler

“I'm gonna miss you Shawn Ray. ”
36 of 84 | Posted by: Anthony Blake - Dallas, TX

“Shawn was one of those people that always made you laugh with his great humor. Laura my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the kids. ”
37 of 84 | Posted by: Naomi Shreve - Fort Worth, TX

“I only had the pleasure of working with Shawn for the past year. He was always smiling and had a story to tell. My Prayers are with all of the Ray...Read More »
38 of 84 | Posted by: Deb Thompson - Copeville, TX

“Laura-you and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers. I had the priviledge of working with Shawn for several years and meeting you and the kids. ”
39 of 84 | Posted by: Debbie Brimelow - Cecar Park, TX

“Shawn, I have many positive memories of our time as team mates on the Addison Arrows and several other teams. My thoughts are with you and your...Read More »
40 of 84 | Posted by: Lance Hamlin - Allen, TX

“My deepest sympathies to Shawn's family in your loss. Shawn coached my son Mark Curtis in goal tending at Inwood Soccer Center in the late 80's and...Read More »
41 of 84 | Posted by: Joan Curtis - Denton, TX

“RIP Shawn. It was a pleasure to know you as a teammate, as a fellow goalkeeper and as a fan of the Sidekicks. No matter whether on the field, in the...Read More »
42 of 84 | Posted by: Brent Allen - Flower Mound, TX

“Sorry to hear of Shawn's passing. I used to work with Shawn at Inwood Soccer Center and enjoyed his friendship with everyone else back then. Rest in...Read More »
43 of 84 | Posted by: Eric Alonzo - Keller, TX - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family.I know Shawn is in good place !!!Beto dos santos. ( Los Angeles ca ) ”
44 of 84 | Posted by: Beto Dos Santos

“Shawn, thank you for giving Laura the two sweetest blessings you could have given her, Saxton and Milan. Love you Laura and all of us here on the...Read More »
45 of 84 | Posted by: Nita McBride - Vidalia, GA

“My Thoughts and players are with the family .I Know Shawn is in good place !!! Beto dos santos (Los Angeles, ca) ”
46 of 84 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sad to hear this news. Shawn was a leader and a mentor to many, whether or not he realized it. My hearts and prayers go out to his family in...Read More »
47 of 84 | Posted by: Fredy Sanguinetti - Katy, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with Shawn's family. He was a fun guy and will be greatly missed. ”
48 of 84 | Posted by: Andrew Gonzales - Dallas, TX

“I had the honor of working with Shawn at Inwood back in the day. I got to play on many indoor and outdoor teams with him over the years. He always...Read More »
49 of 84 | Posted by: Jack Shay - Flower Mound, TX

“I reconnected with Shawn before Christmas after several years, and we started playing tennis together. He was the same great guy that I always knew....Read More »
50 of 84 | Posted by: John Molomo - GARLAND, TX

“I grew up with shawn in Winter Park. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
51 of 84 | Posted by: Denise Crimi- Bierd - orlando, FL

“RIP Shawn. You will be missed. All my love and condolences to his family. I wish you all the strength to get through this very tough time. You are...Read More »
52 of 84 | Posted by: Brandy Kellenberger - Houston, TX

“My thoughts are with your family. ”
53 of 84 | Posted by: Joanne Huffstetler - Plano, TX

“We didnt get a chance to drink any champagne over the new house together but I appreciate all you did for me and my wife to move foward on our soon...Read More »
54 of 84 | Posted by: Robert and Naila Juarez - Austin, TX

“Shawn, I will miss you greatly. You always had me smiling and it is your infectious laugh that I will miss the most. You were MAGIC! May you rest in...Read More »
55 of 84 | Posted by: Heath Danford - Dallas, TX

“MY PRECIOUS BEAUTIFUL SHAWN, MY IHEART IS BROKEN OVER YOUR LOSS, YOU WILL FOREVER BE MISSED, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN IN GODS HOUSE.I WILL ALWAYS AND...Read More »
56 of 84 | Posted by: DAWN HANNA - ORLANDO, FL

“Laura and Family,Shawn was a person one never forgets. He presence brought a positive impact on everyone around him. We always loved it when Shawn...Read More »
57 of 84 | Posted by: Dale Greer - Dallas, TX

“It was such a pleasure working with Shawn. He was so much fun and energetic and it was a treat to have him around. He could brighten up any day and...Read More »
58 of 84 | Posted by: Stuart Blend - Plano, TX

“Rest in peace SRay. ”
59 of 84 | Posted by: Shawn A. Williamson - Allen, TX

“Shawn, you brought such joy to our lives while we were in Hollywood. You always had a smile on your face, a funny story to share, and emitted such...Read More »
60 of 84 | Posted by: Jake & Andrew Higdon - Denver, CO

“Our prayers are with you and our hearts break for you on this sad day. Love leaves behind much more than death can ever take away, and Shawn's love...Read More »
61 of 84 | Posted by: Jeri Wakefield - Dallas, TX

“Rest in Peace Shawn. ”
62 of 84 | Posted by: Mark White - Dallas, TX - Friend

“Shawn was a great guy and Mentor. played against him many of times at Inwood. so sorry for your loss. ”
63 of 84 | Posted by: scott schutz - mesquite, TX

“R.I.P. Shawn. You were one of a kind and will be missed. ”
64 of 84 | Posted by: Brandy Kellenberger - Houston, TX

“We never thought we would be leaving a comment for you on a page such as this. You touched everyone that you knew in such a way. You were a kindred...Read More »
65 of 84 | Posted by: Sheila Martinez - Arlington, TX

“Laura, Saxton, Milan and the Ray family you are in our prayers and thoughts. ”
66 of 84 | Posted by: Chris & Anilda Cook - Atlanta, GA

“Shawn was so patient in sharing his knowledge of soccer with our girls. I will miss his emotion from the sidelines. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
67 of 84 | Posted by: D'Lee Covey - Dallas, TX

“Shawn, you will be missed. ”
68 of 84 | Posted by: A friend

“I will always remember the great goalie Shawn was with the Dallas Sidekicks. He was always very friendly and a big smile on his face. I know he will...Read More »
69 of 84 | Posted by: Pat Nichols - Farmers Branch, TX

“My most sincere condolences for this great loss. ”
70 of 84 | Posted by: Kevin Bain - Dallas, TX

“Shawn was always the life of the party. He will be missed. Prayers to Laura, Saxton and Milan. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
71 of 84 | Posted by: Connie Dye - Richmond, VA

“Shawn, Thanks for being my friend and sharing your passion for soccer. The energy you brought will always be cherished in my heart. Our girls are...Read More »
72 of 84 | Posted by: Bobby Lonergan - Dallas, TX

“Prayers of comfort and peace for Shawn's famly. So sorry to hear of your loss. ”
73 of 84 | Posted by: Michael and Juli Eikelbarner - TX

“My dear friend, we had so many good times and never were you and Laura far from my thoughts. Watch over Shawn. ”
74 of 84 | Posted by: russ brouse - Dallas, TX

“Shawn will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of meeting him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. ”
75 of 84 | Posted by: Yvette Dobbins - Mesquite, TX

“Shawn - you were always a fun, energetic and sweet person. Lots of great memories from Inwood! We are so shocked and saddened. Prayers of comfort...Read More »
76 of 84 | Posted by: A friend

“Shawn had a beautiful heart. He will be greatly missed. My love and prayers to the entire family and my dear friend Laura as well as their two lovely...Read More »
77 of 84 | Posted by: Suzanne Stewart - Atlanta, GA

“Prayers to Laura and the entire family at this difficult time. ”
78 of 84 | Posted by: Alex and Diana Uy - Dallas, TX

“Prayers to you and your family. ”
79 of 84 | Posted by: Bobby Nail - Douglasville, GA

“My prayers are with the family and Shawn's many friends. ”
80 of 84 | Posted by: Margie Odom - Arlington, TX

“Shawn will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. You are all our prayers. ”
81 of 84 | Posted by: Amber Castorani - dallas, TX

“Laura,Saxton, Milan, Wendy,Randy, and Family You are and will be continuously in my thoughts and prayers. I hate this so much for yall and Shawn. He...Read More »
82 of 84 | Posted by: Keelie Reed - Savannah, GA

“To laura, kids and the rest of ray family....words will never be the same and nneither will life.. shawn was a great spirit and.. a fun guy..im so...Read More »
83 of 84 | Posted by: endy l reed

“To Laura, Saxton, and Milan I am sending a very loyal and warm hug and to say that God and angels will carry you through this time. To Shawn's mother...Read More »
84 of 84 | Posted by: Patricia Edwards - Dallas, TX


RAY, SHAWN ERIC was born in Evansville, Indiana on December 6, 1969, and passed away unexpectedly on February 18, 2013. Shawn was raised in Orlando and moved to Dallas in 1987. His great love of soccer began at Inwood Soccer Center where he became manager. In 1993 he became a Professional soccer player for the Dallas Sidekicks. While at the Sidekicks he was the goalie for two National Championships. Later he played for two additional Professional soccer teams. He returned to the Sidekicks to finish out his career in 1999. He began a career in the mortgage industry soon after. He met his beloved wife, Laura in 1993 and they were married nine years later. They were blessed with two beautiful children. He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Ray. Shawn is survived by his devoted wife, Laura Ray, his son, Saxton and daughter, Milan; mother, Dawn Hanna. His older brother, Randall Ray and his wife, Maria of Orlando, FL; sister, Wendy and her husband, Rock Reed of Savannah, GA; brother, David Harrison of Orlando, FL; nieces, Skyler Reed Frazier, Lexie Reed and Sabrina Ray.

We will share memories of his life that will always be close to our heart at a visitation on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Restland Funeral Home.

A celebration of Shawn's life will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Restland Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital of Dallas.