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“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 »
1 of 26 | Posted by: tiffany everett

“My sincerest condolences for your loss. Prayers for the family and friends. I just heard about Shawn's passing this morning. Blessings. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Frances Curcio - Ocala, FL

“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 »
3 of 26 | 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 »
4 of 26 | 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 »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Jamie Warren - TX - Sidekicks Fan

“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 »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Donovan C. Frankod - McKinney, TX

“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 »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Stephanie O'Brien - Dallas

“My sincere condolences to the family. RIP Shawn. ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Scott Lawler

“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 »
9 of 26 | 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 »
10 of 26 | 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 »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Eric Alonzo - Keller, TX - Friend

“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 »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Nita McBride - Vidalia, GA

“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 »
13 of 26 | 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 »
14 of 26 | Posted by: John Molomo - GARLAND, TX

“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 »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Brandy Kellenberger - Houston, 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 »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Heath Danford - Dallas, TX

“Rest in peace SRay. ”
17 of 26 | 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 »
18 of 26 | 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 »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Jeri Wakefield - Dallas, TX

“Rest in Peace Shawn. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Mark White - Dallas, TX - Friend

“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...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Sheila Martinez - Arlington , TX

“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 »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Pat Nichols - Farmers Branch, TX

“My prayers are with the family and Shawn's many friends. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Margie Odom - Arlington, 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....Read More »
24 of 26 | 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 »
25 of 26 | 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 »
26 of 26 | 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.