Ray G. Logan III, a 42-year resident of South Bay, CA passed away on Monday, December, 22, 2008 at Torrance Memorial Medical Center after a courageous battle with pneumonia. Ray was born on June 11, 1966 in Redondo Beach, CA. Ray was raised in Redondo Beach, California and graduated from Mira Costa High in 1985, Later he went to and graduated from Wyoming Tech. with a Associate degree in Diesel Mechanic's. He moved to Lomita California to pursue a career with the OCTA in the public transportation industry. After graduating from Mira Costa, Ray worked in Maintenance at Hughes Aircraft Co in El Segundo, CA, and Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, CA, after he graduated from Wyoming Tech. In 2002, he began a career as a diesel mechanic with OCTA. He was a dedicated mechanic and volunteered to work holidays and over time throughout his career, but was very modest about his achievements. He was proud of being part of the OCTA team. A devoted family man, Ray was active in his children's endeavors, including sports, family programs and philanthropic activities. Ray was very proud of his son Tim who is serving in United States Air Force, and who just returned from Iraq. He enjoyed traveling with his family and friends. When Ray was younger he enjoyed playing Base ball with Mira Costa Little League. He became an assistant coach in his teens. He enjoyed camping with his brothers and sister, going to Renaissance fairs, skiing, and running 10k's with his sister, and dressing up for Halloween. He had a great love of old Harley Motor cycles, guns, Drag Boat racing, Monster trucks and car shows. Throughout his life he shared his love for dogs and children. Ray is survived by his wife Saundra Logan; Children, Joe Palmer (Marie), Angie (David), Amanda (Matt), Ashlee, Tim and Autumn, Four grandchildren Joe Ray, Kay Lynn, Jonathan and Felicity; Mother Bette, his sister Melanie Bawolski (Mike), his Brothers Luke (Sandy) Beau, Nieces Elke and Cassidy, his Aunt Rachel (John) Cousins, Dan (Joy) Mike (Terry) and Trudy Koblosh and Kathy Qualls. He has numerous Aunts and Uncles and cousins in Tennessee who he dearly loved and enjoyed visiting. Ray was a loving person with a great since of humor; He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Ray G. Logan JR. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday December 29, 2008 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. Memorial Services will begin at 10:00 AM with a reception to follow at the mortuary. Interment services will be held December 29, 2008 at the Green Hills Cemetery 27501 S. Western Ave, RPV, CA 1:30 PM

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  1. Dear Logan Family, My thoughts are prayers are with you during this difficult time. Always look back on the fun memories.

  2. I am so sorry about Ray G.’s illness and sudden death. We all are still in shock. We pray that God will bring you all peace in this trying time. All my memories of Ray G. are happy ones. I always remember him with a huge smile on his face. Ray G. is the first of our generation of the Bevis clan to pass from this life and he surely leaves a big hole in our hearts. Our deepest condolences to Aunt Bette, Melanie, Luke, Beau and their families. Love to you all, Beth Qualls Anderson and family

  3. Aunt Betty & family, We were very sorry to hear about Ray G. and our great sorrow is extended to all of you. We pray that God will grant all of you peace in your sorrow and allow you to know joy as you remember Ray G. and his impact on all of our lives. His Tennessee family will be gathering at Lake Road Baptist Church today (Dec. 29, 2008) to watch the webcast of the services held in California. We hope God allows you to feel the love we have for all of you during this special time in all of our lives. God bless all of you from all of us, your family in Dyersburg, Tennessee. P.S. Buddy and I will always remember this day. Ray G.€™s memorial services are being held on our wedding anniversary. We were married on Dec. 29, 1973. Philippians 1:3 €œI thank my God upon every remembrance of you€.

  4. Ray was one of the kindest people that I have ever met. Throughout his life he maintained a happy and uplifting attitude that made him a very pleasant person. Few people were strangers to Ray, he could meet and hold friendly conversations with anyone. Ray touched the lives of others and left a positive impact. He will be missed.

  5. Bruce and I always laugh when we think of Ray G. He was always making you laugh. I remember his smile. Our thoughts are with Aunt Bette, Melanie, Beau, Luke, and Saundra and children. I remember when Ray G and Saundra came to Tennessee to visit. Our prayers are with you all.

  6. I will miss Ray and his sense of humor. He always kept the shift smiling during the classes I taught. My condolences to his family and friends. Ray will be missed.

  7. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Logan Family, may his memory forever stay in your heart always. May God bless your entire family during this time and always. With warmest regards from my sister & niece Joanne & Catherine Hunter

  8. Goodbye Ray-G. You were one of a kind totally. I don’t think I ever met a nicer more kinder person. Say hello to your dad and Garth for us all and tell em, we’re still thinking about them. God Bless Brother.

  9. Ray was a good and kind person. He always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell. He made the long night hours at work fun. He will be greatly missed by all his co-workers at OCTA.

  10. My condolences to Ray’s wife, family and friends. I worked side by side with Ray at OCTA. He was the only one that could make me laugh during the rare times that were grim at OCTA. He will be sorely missed. May God bless you and may He be with you during your time of sorrow. Respectfully, Adam Chavez Former OCTA Maintenance Supervisor

  11. Saundie and Family, we are very sorry for your loss. Ray was a very kind person, He always made you laugh,Told jokes or always had a smile on his face, gleaming….Ray left an everlasting impression, in our hearts, that will last a life time. Boy, he sure will be dearly missed, by all who knew him. It just isn’t fair, he was so young, But God needed him, so he called him home…. Be strong.. with all our love, Jeff and Ellen Yost

  12. Ray, you will never be forgotten. You never stopped making us laugh and you’ll always be in our hearts.

  13. Paige and I were so sorry to learn about Ray G.’s passing. I will always remember him as so funny and kind-hearted. His passing is a great loss in our family and he will be missed. We are sending all of our love and condolences to you all. Love, Tom Bevis and Paige Donaldson

  14. I only had one opportunity to meet Ray. It was at my Aunt Elsie’s funeral and he left an impression on me of a good and fun loving man. The Sacramento Sextons (Harold & Family) send our condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Saundra & family, My condolences & prayers to you for Ray’s passing. I work for OCTA at the Garden Grove base. He was a source of laughs and humor that will be sorely missed. Joel

  16. Sherri and I were shocked to hear the news of Ray G’s sudden passing. After getting to see him last year, we will always remember his lovable and charming character. We know he will be sorely missed by everyone who was ever touched by his fun loving personality. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Ray’s family and friends. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, John & Sherri Bevis

  17. Dear Logan family, We are all very sorry about Ray’s passing! We mourn with you…he was a great neighbor and friend. We will always remember him for the kind and amazing man he was. We’re here for you if you need anything at all. God bless and keep you all during this hard time! Love, John, Sharon, Jeff, Sydney, Sareka, Sheridan and Simone Lubin

  18. Ray G. was a favorite of everyone that knew him. He will be missed by all his family in Tennessee. While I am saddened by knowing that I will never get another one of those “bear hugs”, I know he is in that place where there is no pain and suffering. I love all my California relatives especially my sister, Bette. I love you Guys – Uncle Jim

  19. I am sorry about your loss, Ray was a very happy and outgoing person we are all going to miss him.

  20. We have know Ray for many years. We have so many wonderful happy memories from family get-togethers, including bar-b-ques at my sister Elsie’s home. He was always there to help when family needed him and he will be missed by us all. Our thoughts and prayer are with you.

  21. It is such a shock to hear this and we are all very saddened by Ray’s passing or as we knew him Reggie You are all in our prayers during this time and will always remember Little League with all the boys playing. God bless all of you.

  22. I am so saddened to hear of my old friend from work at Hughes Aircraft and off the job too. We used to call him Grizzly. He will be missed.

  23. Yes we used to call him Grizzly mainly because he reminded me of Grizzly Adams on TV. Ray was always smiling and making people laugh every where he went. He had the same attitude of Grizzly Adams. He will be greatly missed.

  24. Sandra and Family, I’m sorry for your loss. Ray was a fun going guy and a great person to have work along side with. He will be missed.

  25. My Uncle Ray was a big jokester. He loved kids and dogs and was very good to all of us. Uncle Ray was always making jokes and teasing us. Every Friday morning Uncle Ray would come over to my Grandmas for breakfast. After breakfast, Uncle Ray and Grandma would wacth old TV shows like Highway to Heaven, Angels and Las Vegas or old movies. On Sundays Uncle Ray would come over and we would eat snacks or Pizza and he would tell us about his family. What new class Autumn was taking over at the trade school. How Timmy was doing in Iraq. The update on all the grandchildren that Joey and Angelie had. And the greatest news lately that Amanda was having a baby! Uncle Ray was very excited about the new baby coming. When I was little I went to Uncle Ray€™s wedding in Vegas and then after wards, while the older people went to gamble, I got to go to the Circus Circus carnival with all my new cousins. Autumn, Tim, Amanda, Ashley and Joey and Marie We had so much fun! Last year before Timmy left for Iraq, Aunt Saundra and Uncle Ray had a big party for Tim before he left. We ate lots of good food and then before the party was over Tim asked his girlfriend Amanda to marry him. Uncle Ray was happy in a cranky kind of way, but everyone that knew him, knew that€™s how he hid his big good heart. He was a very giving guy and always wanted everyone to be happy and not to worry about anything. I will miss my Uncle Ray, and the laughter he brought into my life so very much. Your Niece Cassidy

  26. To the Logan Family: This is to express my warmest and profound condolences in the loss of your loved one. Mello, my heart is with you on this journey. I’ve known Ray for many years. He was a warm, kind and loving person who would give the shirt on his back to someone in need; a Pay it Forward person. Ray is at Peace. He will be missed. With much Love, “ata” Sunday, 12/28/08.

  27. We’re dismayed at the sudden passing of Ray. We’ve enjoyed the visits we’ve had with him over the past few years. We were looking forward to more pleasant family times and hearing more stories from him and getting to know him better. We sincerely regret that the time was so short. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  28. We are very sorry to hear of Ray G’s passing. When he was a boy, he would come over to my mothers house to visit and enjoy my mothers cookies. One time when Big Ray and Ray G came over for a visit, Ray G went to the cookie jar and ate some cookies. When Big Ray scilded Ray G, my mother told Big Ray, “Leave him be. He can have cookies if I have them.” We spoke to Ray recently. He asked my mother how she was doing. We had no idea he was ill. Ray G will be missed. I enjoyed knowing him. Once again, we are very sorry to hear of his passing. Sincerely, David R. Baggerly

  29. Dear Logan Family, We extend our deepest sympathies to your family. We are truly sorry for your loss. Ray was a good man and will be sorely missed by his family and friends. The Gambills

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