Jimmy Ray Sain

Jimmy Ray Sain




Jimmy Ray Sain peacefully met his Lord Jesus on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.

He was born in Dallas on March 10, 1952, to James Raymond and Mary Elender Sain and attended school in Irving before moving back to Dallas where he established his own family and professional career as a carpenter in building construction in the DFW area.

Later in life, he also became known as a proficient handyman and jack-of-all-trades to his many family members, friends, and neighbors within the community of Quinlan and Hunt County.

His desire to be surrounded by nature was established early in his youth and continued throughout his life. Whether it be hunting and fishing trips with his father and brothers, going frogging in the backwoods until the wee hours of the morning with an abundance of laughter and few results, or running the trotlines for catfish with any number of his daughters or many nieces and nephews along in the boat anticipating the evening's family fish-fry, any day that he could spend time outdoors, especially on Lake Tawakoni, was his favorite day.

Even more than his love of the outdoors, his heart was consumed with music and it played an integral role in his life. He enjoyed nothing more than grabbing his guitar and pick, cracking open an ice cold beer, and singing for anyone within earshot, especially for those he cared about most. The extensive musical knowledge and playlists that filled his head could not be surpassed and his artistry was flawless.

He will be dearly missed by his five daughters, many of whom were blessed with his artistic talents as well as his distinctive ginger locks and, thankfully, not his grizzly red beard; Lara Renee Gonzaga, Dana (Chris) Wolfe, Amber Dalton, Amy (Barry) Brady, and Jessica Durham; six grandchildren and one great grandson; sister, Nona Harris and brothers, Monty and Billy Sain. He was preceded in his passing by his parents, brothers Quentin and Calvin Sain, and sister Therasa Klein.

A memorial and life celebration will be held at Amazing Grace Full Gospel Church in Quinlan at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4 for those who ever had chance to meet this fun loving man who lived life on his own terms.

A private interment will follow at a future date.