James Ray­mond Haney

The Mercury News - - Obituaries & In Memoriams -

Aug. 30, 1927 - Nov. 17, 2018 Res­i­dent of Camp­bell

James Ray­mond Haney 1927-2018, Camp­bell, Cal­i­for­nia. It is with deep sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our dear fa­ther, Ray, af­ter 91 re­mark­able years. He was the third of five chil­dren born to Jim and John­nie in Belleville, Arkansas, where he spent his youth swim­ming the creeks and had many fam­ily travel ad­ven­tures on the Rock Is­land Rail­road. He moved to Cal­i­for­nia as a teen where he fin­ished high school and at­tended col­lege. His ed­u­ca­tion was in­ter­rupted when he got a higher call­ing and joined the Marine Corps. He spent two tours, serv­ing coura­geously and with honor in the WWII and Korean Wars and re­ceived a Pur­ple Heart. In be­tween his tours, he met and mar­ried the love of his life, Laveda. They were mar­ried for 42 won­der­ful years and had 3 chil­dren. In 1960, they moved to Camp­bell, where he con­tin­ued his ca­reer with Lock­heed and spent his off-time boat­ing and wa­ter ski­ing with the fam­ily. He also coached his sons’ base­ball teams and, in later years was an um­pire. Af­ter his re­tire­ment, he and Laveda bought an RV and spent the next two years trav­el­ing the U.S. and Canada. There were only 5 states they didn’t see. It was truly a life well-lived. Ray leaves be­hind by 2 chil­dren, 4 grand­chil­dren, 4 great­grand­chil­dren and his sis­ter, Izona. He was pre­ceded in death by his lov­ing wife, Laveda and beloved son, Tom. Pri­vate grave­side ser­vices will be held at a later date.

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