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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
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I am a Veteran.Raymond Van

July 30, 1919 - November 15, 2018

Funeral services for Raymond Albert Van, 99, of Lamesa will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Branon Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Medley officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson County Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Raymond passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Lamesa. He was born on July 30, 1919 to John Benjamin Van and Jennie Lentz Van in Hugo, Oklahoma. He served four years in the National Guard of the United States. He married Nancy Snell October 24, 1940 in Paris, Texas. He was a lifelong farmer in the Patricia area. He enjoyed collecting coins, arrowheads and fishing. But his favorite pastime was sitting on the front porch in his swing. Raymond is survived by his children, Elizabeth Joan of Celina, TX, Veda Jane Cheaney and husband, Bennie of Phoenix, AZ, John Walter Van and wife, LaJean of Lamesa, TX and Ralph Terry Van and wife, Lisa of Wortham, TX; grandchildren, Van, Bryan, Tracy, Stacy, Kurtis, Michael, Jacob, Noah, MaKayla and MaKenzie; sister Rose Van of Dallas; brother, Dewy Van and wife, Faye of Garland, TX.; and 8 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, six sisters, two brothers and two half-sisters; and a great granddaughter. The family suggests donations in lieu of flowers to To send condolences online, please visit


Raymond Van
July 30, 1919 - November 15, 2018


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