C. Ray Pilant
C. Ray Pilant
C. Ray Pilant, 75, a native of Shawnee, Okla., and a longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
In his younger years, Ray was the general manager of KMRC radio station in Morgan City. He had that type of voice that few people could forget. For the past 40-plus years he was the owner and operator of Pilant Court Reporting firm. He served as a member of various civic organizations.
One of Ray’s passions was that of sport fishing, in particular that of fly-fishing. He has many trophy fish to prove that he could catch the big ones. He and his best friend, Jim Wright, spent many delightful hours in the boat casting a line.
He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Jane Coullard Pilant; his four sons, Kevin and his wife Colleen, Forrest and his wife Karen, Brandon and his wife Kathy, and Christopher and his partner John Michael Byrd; his grandchildren, Joshua Pilant and his wife Amy, Lana and her husband Tim Trude, Trisha and her husband Jarrett Mabile, Cody Pilant, Caleb Pilant, Marcus Pilant and his wife Nicole, Jennifer Pilant, Sarah and her husband Chad Dean, and Laura Pilant; and his great-grandchildren, Madisyn Pilant, Payton Pilant, Reece Trude, Ethan Trude, Drake Trude, Savannah Pilant, Abagail Pilant, Sophia Pilant and Owen Pilant. His brothers John Pilant, Calvin Pilant and Joe Pilant, also survive Ray.
His parents, Clyde Ellis Pilant and Leona Moody Pilant, a brother, Ross Pilant and a great-grandson, Mason Mabile, preceded him in death.
Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church beginning at 8 a.m. until time of Mass. The memorial Mass will be said at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations towards Parkinson’s research or a charity of your choice.
Twin City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.