Sterling Ray Kenyon, Jr., 49, of Bridgeport, Texas passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013, at home. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, October 25, 2013 in the Chapel at Jones Family Funeral Home. Glen Walden and Shay Giddens will officiate.
Ray was born April 14, 1964, in Castro Valley, California to Vera Esther "Rocky" Bennett and Sterling Ray Kenyon, Sr. He was a media (music and photography) technician who retired from Smiley's Photography in Fort Worth, Texas and had a great love and knowledge of music and sports. Baseball was a great passion, and he made a hobby of traveling with his mother (his best friend) all over the United States on his birthday each year so he could eventually see all the ballparks. He attended over one hundred fifty music concerts where he met many admirable people. He enjoyed life to the fullest. John Wayne was his idol, and he was an honorable man like "The Duke." He frequently said he was born in California but got to Texas as quickly as he could. His number one love was family.
Ray is survived by his parents Rocky and Glenn Lee; sister Stacey Giddens; and nephews Justin Bush, Shay Giddens, and Dahlton Giddens. He is preceded in death by his father; sister Tammy Bush; brother Eddie Lee; nephew Kris Giddens; and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Kenyon and Mary White.