Reymundo “Ray” Moreno Falcon
Reymundo “Ray” Moreno Falcon, a member of American GI Forum Fort Stockton Chapter passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at age 83 surrounded by his loved ones. Mr. Falcon was born Jan. 31, 1932.
Ray, a devoted member of the American GI Forum served the organization with distinction. He as a member of the Fort Stockton Chapter devoted many hours promoting the Organization's mission of involvement in many worthy causes.
Ray, an U.S. Army veteran joined the U.S. Army on October, 1952 and was stationed in the Philippines and Korea thru 1954. His military service and the people he met during this time would have great impact on his life. After leaving the military, He joined various veteran’s organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and American G.I. Forum. Over the years he worked to keep the memory of veterans alive by participating in numerous flag raising ceremonies, Memorial Day ceremonies and Veterans Day services.
As a member of the American G.I. Forum since 1956, Ray worked tirelessly to further the forum’s primary goal—the promotion of education thru post-secondary scholarships. Having served as president, vice-president, secretary, scholarship committee vice-chairman and scholarship committee chairman, he spent countless hours in many charitable activities such as the preparation of food baskets for needy families, “Beautify Texas” highway cleanup projects and Christmastime charity activities. Throughout his lifetime he attended the forum’s district, regional, state and national conventions and served on nominating, resolution and convention site boards.
Falcon worked as an orderly in San Antonio at the state hospital to put himself thru classes at the Louis Barber/Styling College, from which he graduated. He was a licensed barber for 59 years and the proud owner of El Caballero Barber Shop since 1972.
Mr. Falcon devoted countless hours to many worthy causes, including but not limited to March of Dimes, American Cancer Society and Southwest Voter Registration Project, a nonpartisan organization whose goal is to promote voter awareness and increase voter registration.
In 1995 Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce named Mr. Falcon Citizen of the Year.
As a member of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church for 62 years, Mr. Falcon served as Eucharistic minister, usher, religious and educational fundraising member, and member of the Holy Name Society.
Mr. Falcon is survived by his wife of 59 years, Josephine Scott Falcon; daughter, Rebecca Ureta and husband Mike Jr. of Fort Stockton; brothers Valentine Barrera Jr. of Fort Stockton and Eloy and Ben Falcon both of San Antonio; sisters, Lydia Larralde, Helen Leos, Carrie Villareal and Connie Rodriguez of San Antonio; and grandson, Andrew Scott Ureta of Fort Stockton.
We regret to inform the members that due to late notice we did not have information on his services. Ray was laid to rest on Saturday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial followed at Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery. The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc., State Office, Mr. John Martinez, State Commander, its officers and members express deep sentiments and offer condolences and prayers to his wife and family and to the Chapter. Ray Falcon shall be missed.