Raymond Egana

Obituary of Raymond Anthony Egana

Raymond “Rae” Anthony Egana, 86, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Raymond was born on September 3, 1934 in New Orleans, LA to Joseph Egana and Virginia Goins. He was one of 9 children: 3 sisters: Geraldine, Migonette & Enola and 5 brothers: Joseph, Nemour, Burnell, Brice & Samuel. Raymond’s father Joseph was a master carpenter, a skillset which he also passed along to his sons. In 1952, at the age of 18 he joined the military and served in the United States Air Force. Sometime between 1952 and 1954 he met Agatha B. Shannon through a mutual friend. After their first meeting he proclaimed to her that she would be his wife, which she didn’t believe at the time. He was ultimately proven correct and they married in 1954. During his career in the military he was stationed at bases in Da Nang, Vietnam; London, England; San Antonio, TX; Colorado Springs, CO and Abilene, TX. While in Vietnam he assisted with the Vietnam War planning efforts along with coordinating and facilitating the secure delivery of classified information. Raymond received a Bronze Star for distinguishing himself for meritorious achievement and service. His son, Raymond A. Egana, II was born on November 17, 1964 and his daughter, Agatha M. Egana was born on November 18, 1965. His son, Anthony Franklin was born on July 12, 1986. In 1972 after proudly serving in the military for 20 years he retired as a sergeant and settled in Fort Worth, TX with his family. Upon his retirement he exercised his entrepreneurial spirit and started RAE Construction and RAE Hauling & Excavation, with money that his wife Agatha had been saving. These companies flourished and provided construction services for new single family homes and multi-family developments throughout the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. He was known as a “no-nonsense” businessman who took pride in his workmanship. He also facilitated, managed and provided funding for the construction of Our Mother of Mercy’s Priest’s Rectory and served as a consultant for the new Our Mother of Mercy school building. Raymond was an excellent provider for his family and strongly believed in working hard and doing your best job (or not doing the job at all). In 1987 he retired his companies and during his retirement dedicated his time to ensuring the church, rectory and school facilities were fully maintained and operational to his standards. Raymond loved to play dominoes & cards with his friends as well as watch old westerns and tennis matches. Raymond also enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He was a committed member of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, the American Legion and St. Vincent de Paul. He continued to support Our Mother of Mercy Catholic School during its existence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agatha Bell Shannon in 2007 (married 53 years); parents, Joseph Egana and Virginia Goins, sisters: Geraldine Brustie & Enola Rawles and brothers: Burnell Egana, Nemour Egana & Joseph Egana. Survivors: Daughter, Marie Moriaty and wife Yolanda Moriaty; son, Raymond Egana, II and husband David Ford-Egana; grandson, London Moriaty; brothers, Brice Egana and Samuel Egana; sister, Mignonette Thomas; son Anthony Franklin and extended family and friends. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to: Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church 1007 E. Terrell Street Fort Worth, TX 76104 Donations to the church can also be made online at: https://omomftworth.org You may also offer your condolences at the Funeral Home’s online memorial website at www.ThompsonFuneral.com Visitation: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday, September 21, 2020 Martin Thompson & Son Funeral Home 6009 Wedgwood Drive, Ft. Worth, TX 76133 Service: 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church 1001 E. Terrell Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76104 Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX 75211