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Celebrating the life of
Carl Ray Gustin
September 16, 1929 - December 13, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
No services are scheduled at this time.

Dear family I had the privilege and pleasure of meeting Ray and enjoying many good times and meals with him and his family and friends ~ To me Ray was the pinnacle of what every child hopes for in a dad. I admire him greatly for his service to our country and for his devotion to his family RIP Ray, you are missed~

Francie Mendenhall , Houston , TX

Marene and I were neighbors for years and I was so happy to meet her dad when he would come to visit. we were even happier when she convinced him to move here. I had the pleasure of sharing several lunches with them and admired their close relationship. it's sometimes hard for us girls to grow close to our dads. Marene and I had that closeness with our dads in common. He was a delight and always made me feel welcome. My heart hurts for her. She made his last years perfect!

Jan Forrester, Houston , TX-Texas

One of the greatest men of The Greatest Generation passed quietly in his sleep December 13, 2016. Carl Ray Gustin, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away at his home attended by his two daughters. Ray was a decorated Air Force veteran who joined the Army Air Corp in 1946 and served until 1973, going on to a career as a civilian Air Force employee for another 17 years. In retirement he worked tirelessly at the American Legion in Venice, Florida, before moving to Houston to live with his youngest daughter. His greatest pleasure in Houston was dining out and talking to waiters, hostesses, owners and chefs. Two wives, Doris Gustin and Norma Gustin as well as his eldest daughter Carla Blanton, preceded him in death. He is survived by daughters Marene Gustin, Dr. Sandra Gustin; son-in-law Wayne Blanton; granddaughter Amber Johnson and her husband Charley; and great grandchildren Karley and Carter Johnson. His love of life and good food and his generous heart will be missed. If you wish, he would have appreciated a donation to the Air Force Aid Society at afas.org.

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Candle tribute lit by Clarissa Guajardo — Texas

Dear family I had the privilege and pleasure of meeting Ray and enjoying many good times and meals with him and his family and friends ~ To me Ray was the pinnacle of what every child hopes for in a dad. I admire him greatly for his service to our country and for his devotion to his family RIP Ray, you are missed~

Francie Mendenhall , Houston , TX

Marene and I were neighbors for years and I was so happy to meet her dad when he would come to visit. we were even happier when she convinced him to move here. I had the pleasure of sharing several lunches with them and admired their close relationship. it's sometimes hard for us girls to grow close to our dads. Marene and I had that closeness with our dads in common. He was a delight and always made me feel welcome. My heart hurts for her. She made his last years perfect!

Jan Forrester, Houston , TX-Texas


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