Condolence & Memory Journal

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I love you and I miss you Papa

Posted by Alexis Carnes - port Charlotte, FL   May 07, 2015

I love you,and I miss you so much Papa.

Posted by Alexis Carnes (Granddaughter) - North port, FL   April 22, 2015

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Luv you Ray!!!

Posted by Lorri Hoffman - Port Charlotte, FL   April 14, 2015

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May beautiful memories bring you peace during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Margarita - Arcadia, FL - Labor Solutions, Inc.   April 14, 2015

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Ray and I worked together for 19+ years at Peace River Citrus. For many of those years we unlocked the office front door for each other and Susie as we were the "early" arrivals for first shift. Every day he brought me a miniature Heath Bar candy to my desk and he availed himself to my supply of Aleve for his aches and pains caused by his first accident. We became especially close when our mutual good Friend, Kevin McIntyre, got cancer. Kevin's illness and passing cemented the relationship Ray and I had forever. I know Ray and Kevin are both in heaven and that I'll see them again. There is hope in that reunion. When I retired from Peace River in January 2015, Ray brought me a whole big bag of miniature Heath Bar candies!! He was rough and crusty if you didn't know him, but when you got to know him, you realized what a soft heart he had for others, especially if life was giving them a hard time. He helped a lot of folks and I know personally how each of them felt upon hearing the news of Ray's passing. I miss him very much and thank our God for allowing Ray and I to be co-workers and become good Friends. Ray was loved and will be missed by so many. He left this old world too soon. Rest in Peace Ray.

Posted by Barbara Altman - Wauchula, FL - Friend & Co-woker, retired   April 14, 2015

I am saddened by Rays untimely passing. Going to try and make the visitation this evening, but if a can't be there, please know that my memories of Ray will bring a smile to my face every time. Just look at him wearing bunny ears!

Posted by Mac Martin - Arcadia, FL - friend   April 14, 2015

Angie and family,

I wanted to let you know he is truly missed here at the plant by all and that all of you are in my thoughts. I know I miss him especially after 20 years with all of the discussions we would have some calmly and some not so calmly. He had a heart that he would show when he let his guard down that most people didn't see otherwise. He was my friend.

Posted by Mary Reynolds - arcadia, FL - friend   April 13, 2015

I was a good friend of Ray ( I called him Rayford and never ever heard anyone call him Pete) for over 20 years. The tough exterior had a heart of gold and I could tell of numerous times that he has helped other people, including myself through rough times. I will miss seeing him every day and the "colorful" conversations that we would have. He was one of a kind and will be missed by many. RIP Rayford
Susie
SB

Posted by Susan McGuire - Arcadia, FL - friend   April 13, 2015

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To all the Carnes family

My deepest sympathies for the loss of Pete. Him and I really never saw eye to eye but he was a good man. May he Rest in Peace with mom and pop.

Posted by Cindy Wetzel - Beaver Falls, PA - Ex-sister in law   April 13, 2015

IM SORRY FOR YOU ALL LOSS RAY AS SOME KIND OK MAN ITS NOT THE SAME AT WORK HEART IS SAD I LIKE HOM EAS A GOOD BOSS GOD KNOW BEST BE STRONG

Posted by faye faye - Arcadia, FL - co worker   April 12, 2015

well im so sorry for u all loss i will miss RAY THAT WAS MY BOSS AN I LIKE BUT GOD KNOW BEST BE STRONG GUYS HE OK

Posted by faye faye - Arcadia, FL - my exBoss   April 12, 2015

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Sending prayers from my family to all of Ray's..

Posted by Kayle - melbourne, FL - friend of mike lemay   April 12, 2015

I knew him only as Ray same as my beloved brother he joked like no other with a bite to make you think and a glint in his eye to let you know he cared! Ray I saw you in the Walmart parking lot the day before you passes I remember thinking how awesome your truck looked and that you were in it instead if you so loved bike before you passed. So glad I did get to see you you were are stand up guy! And will be missed!

Posted by Kathy butigian - PC, FL - Friend   April 12, 2015

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You were the sweetest "tough" man that I have known. I learned a lot about your heart and soul through the passing of my dad(daddy mac)...You were the best friend our family could ask for...I will miss your laugh and smile...fly high....hug dad for me...until we meet again...love ya

Posted by jessica rodebush - port charlotte, FL - friend   April 12, 2015

To Angie and family and friends and Rays Sisters and brother and all his kids i hear that Ray was very good to you He made you happy so make him happy and Rejoice he is with god Rays job here is done and he has a new one now be sad but also be happy Jesus will look after all of you and so will RAY BIG GUY SEE YOU IN HEAVEN PAST FRIEND NO MORE PAIN

Posted by ruby jones - toledo, OH - past friend   April 12, 2015

Your truly missed

Posted by barnhart - Arcadia, FL - Co worker   April 12, 2015

Angie and Family;

So sorry for your loss, Ray was a good friend and he will be greatly missed! I'll really miss our frequent talks of the rides we had yet to make and the places we wanted to explore on our motorcycles and of the rides we had already taken! Rest In Peace Ray Carnes.
gds

Posted by Gary D. Scribner - Arcadia, FL - Friend and coworker   April 12, 2015

YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY. I ENJOYED WORKING WITH YOU AND GETTING TO KNOW YOU. JUST TELL ME WHO IS GOING TO DRIVE ME CRAZY OVER THE WESO TANKERS NOW? PRAYERS OUT TO THE FAMILY.

Posted by TAMMYDIAZ - ARCADIA, FL - CO-WORKER   April 12, 2015

So sorry for your loss

Posted by michele mullens - LAKELAND, FL - friend of family   April 12, 2015

Pete, never could get use to calling you Ray,save me a place, we will have an arnold palmer and say good things about Don.

Posted by Bob Jennings - Apollo Beach, FL - brother in law   April 12, 2015

RIDE THROUGH THE BIG GATES MY BROTHER ... SORRY,, MEMORIES ARE MINE .. R. I. P. ray. sorry to you Angie and the kids . he will be missed ..

Posted by Jeffrey K.Carnes - Fort Pierce, FL - Brother   April 12, 2015

Thank you all for all your love and prayers at these trying times of a moment in life we don't want to hear someone we love has passed.. Such an indescribable feeling, I get it.. Daddy I'm so sorry... I so love you.. Mar Mar Love to my family for the respect and and love you have give to my father how lucky we are to have that..

Posted by Marlene Carnes - Toledo, OH - Daughter   April 11, 2015

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Thank you RAY for being the best brother in law!!!! Thank you for giving all your best to my sister Angie and her family... You will be miss but will never be forgotten.....
!!!REST IN PEACE!!!

Posted by Chepi - EDINBURG, TX - brother in law   April 11, 2015

Ray was always a upbeat customer of ours at Kallis German Butcher Shop. Each of us loved waiting on him as he always brought a smile to us. Always bringing us laughter as we filled his order. He will be missed by each of us. Our sympathy goes out to each of his friends, and family. We here are truely heart broken over his passing, and would like to send loving thoughts to his family during this most difficult time.

Posted by julia g duboiceI met - North Port, FL   April 11, 2015

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Ray your the best and will always be in our hearts and thoughts may you RIP and be the best ANGEL IN HEAVEN
Love you Always

Posted by Dora Rios - Lakeland, FL - Sister-In-Law   April 11, 2015

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Gone way too soon !! All our love and prayers to Angie and family.
But we do not have control over many of lives happenings.
Those beautiful blue eyes, and the heart twice his size: you'll be remember as the big "Teddy Bear". Very proud to say you were my brother, may you rest in peace forever. See you in heaven Bro.

Posted by Debra and Frank Sadowski - PERRYSBURG, OH - Sister   April 11, 2015

Ray was a great man, father, son, an husband. My best friend of almost 25 years his wonderful an beautiful daughter Marlene Carnes, She has a wonderful spirit like her father an took on a lot of her fathers wonderful traits an so proud of her for all her achievements an accomplishments that she also had gotten from her father as well! I know he'll be missed so much by all his family an friends but he's with the Angels now an looking down on us to safe guard our well being!! I had the pleasure of meeting him at Hopes wedding an stayed with them at his house an he was a good person an would give the shirt off his bad to help out others!! So may Ray be with us in spirit an look over us as our Angel in heaven, an to my bestie Marlene hope you an your family are safe an getting thru these trying times cause I no she's a wonderful an beautiful person as was her father an wish her the best! Love you "MarMar" an remember that your not alone an that there's a lot of people that love you an now that you are a very special person to me an your children!! He will be missed but never forgotten!! Here's to you Ray!! It was a pleasure to have meant you an blessed me with a very good friend!! Rest in peace Pete A.K.A. Raymond Carnes.

Posted by Jeremy Cook - Toledo, OH - Family Friend   April 11, 2015

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Teza and family,
My condolence to you and the family in the loss of your beloved father Ray. I will keep my candle burning till his is laid to rest. I send all my love and prayers to all. Please know i am here if you need me. Love to all.
Carol Mom To Angel Michael

Posted by Carol Carico - Bradenton, FL - Friend to his daughter Teza   April 11, 2015

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Angie & family,
My heart goes out to you at this time. You watched and prayed as Ray struggled to survive from one accident and this happens. Sometimes we feel that life just is not fair. Ray was a very nice person if you took the time to get to know him. I really enjoyed talking to him when we would get the chance at the plant. I am sure he will be missed by many people. You two should have had the chance to have enjoyed each other much longer that you did. God Bless all of you.

Posted by Mamie Carter - Arcadia, FL - co-worker   April 11, 2015

My condolence to the family

Posted by justina Byers - Arcadia, FL - supervisor   April 11, 2015

I feel as though all the words have been said and all the love had been spoken but I'll miss your voice and your hugs. Towson, baby brother, far too soon. I'll E you when it you. There ya go.

Posted by Cindy Jennings - Apollo Beach, FL - Sister   April 11, 2015