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A Sad Day - Ray Parsons of R&R Resin Has Passed Away

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#1 Al Rogers

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:10 AM

Sad to report the passing of Ray Parson of R&R Resin today at 12:10 pm. Having attended many  model car events, Cruise nights and car shows all over the country with Ray over the last 25 years I will surely miss him. Ray was a great family man and a genuine car guy. He loved driving his Hemi powered 34 Ford Cabriolet. He has been resin casting for about 30 years and one of the pioneers of the business.

Rest in Peace Ray.

 Do a big smokey burn out at the gates

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:34 AM

Ray was a regular at the COPPERSTATE Model Car Championships. 

Sorry to hear of his passing. 



Rest Peacefully, Ray.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

Prayers for his family. May they soon find peace.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:02 AM

Ray was a regular at the COPPERSTATE Model Car Championships. 

Sorry to hear of his passing. 



Rest Peacefully, Ray.

I remember that...I bought some resin kits from him at a Copperstate show and the NNL West probably 10 years ago.    Sad to hear, he always had some interesting items in his resin line.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:17 AM

Terrible news.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

Sad news indeed.... Ray was a great guy.

Condolences to his family from mine.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:48 AM

reminds us to enjoy the hobby while we are able


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:52 AM

His passing is sad news. May he rest in peace...

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:54 AM

So Sorry to hear!

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

Sad to hear help him set up at east a couple times with Rick R.I.P

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:51 PM

Nothing I say can take the pain away. Ray was a good friend for 20 years, and I will miss him. Good bye, Ray....

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

Very sorry to hear this!  Ray was a good guy and a vendor at NNL East for many years. The last time I saw Ray was a few years ago when he came to the show as a spectator, but not empty handed. He gave us several resin kits to give away as prizes.  Our sincere condolences to Ruth and the rest of Ray's family.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:16 PM

Very sad indeed.  He made a lot unique products that no one else would even try to do.  Most of all, he was a nice guy, a pleasure to talk with.  A void will be felt.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

I talked with the gentleman who was running Ray's booth at the last Detroit Toy show. That was two weeks ago. He said then that Ray wasn't doing too well. He was a nice guy once you got to know him. He tolerated my questions and was freindly to me once he got used to seeing me at the shows. I'll miss him, he was a cool guy. Rest In Peace, Ray.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:39 PM

So sad to hear this. l feel for his family. Everyday is a gift...

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

R.I.P. Ray. I counted you as a friend.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:37 PM

It's a sad day in Modelsville= :(

I met Ray many years ago at the Macomb College shows,

My Dad was into old Ford flatheads long before I was born so I grew up around them-After my Dad died a few years ago Ray was one of the few people that I let "pick" my Dads buildings- we traded a lot of old Ford stuff for resin stuff I wanted (Ray got the better end of that deal ! )

Ray and Ruth were here a few times to visit and pick-I wanted to show Ray my model collection but he couldn't care less about those model cars-He wanted to see the real car stuff-Him and my Dad would have gotten along like stink on a monkey.......I mean that in a good way and you would know what I mean if you had ever met either one of them in person.

My thoughts are with Ruth and their kids tonight......but now Ron Cash has someone to play with  :)




The last time I saw them I got Ray and Ruth to sign the T-shirt I was wearing ..

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:18 PM

Thank you, Ray, for creating many unique products and for pointing the way for those who have entered the field to follow. May the RTV always be fresh and the resin not lousy in the pot.


I do hope the line will continue in some way.


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

Sad loss for his family, rest in peace Ray. 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

I got a heap of Ray's resin stuff, never had the pleasure of meeting the man. RIP Ray