Branford Ray Shockley was born on Dec. 15, 1949 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from Bossier High School and was a longtime resident of the Bossier and Doyline area.
Ray had a passion for life and his Christian faith and was always helping friends and neighbors.
He loved gardening, his numerous pets, fishing, hunting and nature. He loved exploring and the history of Lake Bistineau and surrounding areas. His talent for building and fixing things was incredible. Repurposing items was a gift that his incredible imagination and creativity