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Brendle, Raymond D.

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October 14, 1941 - November 17, 2019

Brendle, Raymond D.

     Raymond “Ray” Davis Brendle, 78, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 17, 2019, in Kingwood, TX. He was born October 14, 1941 in Norman, OK to William Raymond and Doris Lucille Christensen Brendle. He grew up in the Noble and Norman areas and graduated from Norman High School in 1960. Ray served with the USAF during the Vietnam War. He married Terri Corn on February 4, 1983 in Norman, OK. Ray was a commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines for many years until retirement. He also owned and operated Crew Pilot Training from 1978 until his death. He had lived in Houston since 1986.

      Survivors include his wife, Terri of the home
One daughter, Melissa McNeely, Kingwood, TX
Three grandchildren: Kylee Hartman, Lance Hartman and Jacey McNeely, all of Kingwood, TX
One brother, Larry Brendle and wife, Tricia, Branson, MO
Two sisters: Martha Hackney and husband Ray, Piedmont, OK
Jeanne Black and husband Bill, Austin, TX
Two brothers-in-law: Steve Corn and wife Linda, Okmulgee, OK
David Corn and wife Missy, Blackwell, OK
Nieces, nephews, cousins, business and personal aviator friends.

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Mary Holley

January 31, 2020 7:57AM

Ray was more than a cousin in law. He was more of an uncle. His wife, Terri is like an aunt to me. I love this family more than I can explain in words. I am praying hard for them and Ray will be missed very much. Love you all

Mary Todd Holley and family


Chris Brown

December 19, 2019 5:48PM

I am saddened to hear of my dear friend’s passing. Ray was instrumental in my aviation career. I have always respected his knowledge and expertise in aviation. I’m sure his guidance has saved me many times. Ray was the “Best Man” in our wedding. What a stellar Man! He will always be remembered fondly. My condolences to Terri and Rays family.
Tailwinds forever my good friend!