Billy Ray Salser
Billy Ray Salser went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 29, 2019, after a life of faith and love.
Bill Salser was born on February 11, 1946, to his parents, F. F. “Buck” Salser and Joe E. Salser, in Oakland, California. He grew up in Lamesa, Texas with his sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Salser.
As a young boy, Bill loved to play outdoors! He enjoyed playing “cowboys and indians,” and collected indian arrows. During high school, he enjoyed being outside working as a lifeguard. Bill went on to attend Colorado University to study Wildlife Biology. After studying at the university, Bill served in the US Marines from 1970-1974, during the Vietnam War.
For many years, he worked for the University of Arizona as a Marine Biologist, and later, proudly became self-employed. Bill loved the outdoors and sports (football and basketball).
Bill was known to be an amazing father to his daughter, Sylvia Azure Salser. He was always there for his daughter whenever she needed him. He also loved to spend time with his grandchildren, Isai, Vianney, and Eli. He was a very funny-fun-loving-caring grandfather. God, Family, and Friends were the most important things in Bill’s life.
Bill lived his life under God’s direction. He loved God and lived with strong faith in the Lord every day of his life. Bill served his Lord through his dedication to Snook Assembly of God, First Methodist Church of Lamesa, and his involvement with the Kairos Prison Ministry.
He was a gentleman, loyal and faithful to his family and friends; a man of integrity. He had a very strong, but calming spirit, and would step up to help any of his family, friends or any person when they needed someone. He was just a phone call away if anyone needed him. A blessing to many, Bill was loved and respected, and will truly be missed by his family and friends every day. He was an exceptional man of God.
Bill will be meeting his loved ones in heaven, his parents, F. F. “Buck” Salser and Joe Evelyn Salser; and sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Shue.
His family will miss Bill dearly, including his daughter, Sylvia Azure Salser and husband, Manuel Coronado; and his grandchildren, Isai, Vianney, and Eli.
A memorial service, will begin at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at First United Methodist Church of Lamesa, Texas. After services, family and friends are invited to a reception, at First United Methodist Church at 409 N. 3rd St, Lamesa, Texas.
– Press-Reporter obituary services