Major Milton “Ray” Trahan, 84, of Hudson, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 9th, 2023. He was born in Lafayette, Louisiana to George and Joyce Trahan. He then moved to Texas and spent many fond years there. Ray served in the Marine Corps for 3 years before transitioning into the Army for the next 20 years. He fought bravely in the Vietnam War and was a proud Tank commander. He often spoke of his time spent in the Military.
Ray was a proud and active Master Mason and Shriner, and donated countless funds to the children being helped by his wonderful organization.
After his honorable discharge, he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tampa in Business Administration and Economics and a Masters’ Degree in Gerontology. He then took a position as a J.R.T.O.C. Instructor in Tampa. He then began work with Para-Transit transportation helping the elderly and handicapped for 19 years. Finally he finished his working career with Coach USA as the General Manager of the Transportation Company in Orlando.
Ray had many passions, he was a pet lover, he loved firearms and would stop at nothing to protect the people he loved, he collected coins going back hundreds of years, he loved gardening, particularly growing roses, Traveling to Alaska by cruise ship to fish and hunting with his bow and arrows. Perhaps his favorite thing of all was the countless hours he spent in the kitchen cooking for his loved ones.
Ray proudly served on the board of his HOA society and loved to help other people.
Ray is predeceased by his sister Arlene, and survived by his loving wife Barbara, his three children Susan, Marian and Lori, his four Grandchildren Michael, Brent, Kimberly and Hunter as well as his seven great grandchildren Mackenzie, Liam, Lucas, Landon, Corbin, Dacey and Ezley Rayna.
In accordance with his wishes, Ray will be cremated.
A Military Honors Ceremony will take place at the Bay Pines National Cemetery in St Petersburg, Florida honoring his service to the Army on Friday August 25th at 2pm.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Prevatt Funeral Home in Hudson, FL from 1-3pm on Wednesday August 23rd.
We have no doubt the Kingdom of Heaven is celebrating your arrival as you are reunited with the many friends and loved ones who made the journey before you.
Thank you for all the wonderful memories you have left us with you are missed.
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