See Photos. In 2008, he was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Genealogy for Ray T. Childress (1926 - d.) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. Ray Childress. He had an incredible seven fumble recoveries in 1988, two shy of the NFL single-season record. Corsicana, Texas. or. Geni requires JavaScript! He played college football at Texas A&M University. Childress was already a Pro Bowl end and had even filled in at nose guard on occasion. Required fields are marked *. See Photos. Following his 12-year career in the NFL, Childress served as chairman and CEO for ten years of the Ray Childress Auto Group and a limited partner in the NFL franchise, Houston Texans. Childress was the foundation of a remarkable defensive unit that saw Houston make seven consecutive playoff appearances. [6] He was a reserve player for 3 games behind Tony Casillas and Chad Hennings. Along with his wife, Kara, Childress established the Childress Foundation in Houston, Texas in 1992. Ray Childress Obituary. Childress attended J. J. Pearce High School, where he was an All-state defensive tackle. Ray Ray Childress. Find your friends on Facebook. Ray Ray Childress. Log in or sign up for Facebook to connect with friends, family and people you know. During the prime of his career, he was considered by many to be the best defensive tackle in football. See Photos. Copy. After the move, he would end up as a Pro Bowl selection in Hawaii four more times as a defensive tackle. Log In. "Childress Inducted Into Texas Sports Hall of Fame", "Proper adjustments vaulted Smith into superstar status", "Lawrence Marshall dealership shuts down", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ray_Childress&oldid=929111297, NFL player missing current team parameter, Infobox NFL biography articles with old NFL.com URL, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, NFL Record 3 Fumble Recoveries in One Game, This page was last edited on 3 December 2019, at 18:57. We are sad to announce that on June 16, 2020 we had to say goodbye to Ray Childress of Grayson, Georgia. Send an Email. As a junior, he posted 117 tackles, 15 quarterback sacks (school record) and was named First-team All-American. Childress was considered one of the top prospects in the 1985 NFL draft and was in serious consideration for the first-overall selection; the Buffalo Bills, who held the pick, ultimately chose another defensive end, eventual Hall of Famer Bruce Smith. On December 4, 1996, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, to replace a suspended Leon Lett. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. The foundation provides programs to enhance student success, promote productive citizenship through community service, and develop effective life skills. [2] In 2010, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He became a star as a freshman at defensive tackle. Childress led or shared the team sack lead from 1986–1989 and finished with the most single-season sacks for a defensive tackle (13) in 1992. Share. Here is Ray Childress’s obituary. Floyd A Childress, Ida M Childress (born Lloyd). 5 nationally in pass defense (127.5 yards per game). As a testament to his excellence, four of the eight lowest single-season rushing totals allowed in Oilers history came between 1990 and 1993, with Childress at tackle. Childress may be best remembered for coming up with huge plays at crucial moments of games. [7] Ray Childress net worth is. Ray Childress. Born in Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, USA on 26 Jun 1923 to Floyd J Childress and Mary K Agee. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. Donald Ray Childress family tree RCAG operated the Lawrence Marshall auto dealerships in Houston, Texas and the small town of Hempstead, Texas, approximately fifty miles from Houston. Or Copy this URL to Share. [1] In 1990, he was inducted into the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame. When Ray and Kara Childress married 18 years ago, they didn't have money, and they lived in an efficiency apartment. Sign Up. He shares the NFL record for fumble recoveries in a single game, having recovered three from the Washington Redskins on October 30, 1988.[4]. He also founded the Childress Directional Drilling, LLC. People Projects Discussions Surnames Genealogy profile for Ray Childress Ray Childress (deceased) - Genealogy Genealogy for Ray Childress (deceased) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. Send Flowers { "" } Share. Childress slipped to third overall, where he was selected by the Houston Oilers. Himself - Houston Oilers Defensive End / Himself - Houston Oilers Defensive Tackle, Himself - Houston Oilers Defensive Tackle, Himself - Houston Oilers Defensive Tackle / Himself - Houston Oilers Defensive End. 1985 NFL Draft (1985)as Himself - 3rd Overall Pick, NFL Monday Night Football (1988-1994)as Himself - Houston Oilers Defensive Tackle / Himsel, ESPN's Sunday Night Football (1988-1994)as Himself - Houston Oilers Defensive Tackle / Himsel, The NFL on NBC (1985-1995)as Himself - Houston Oilers Defensive End / Himself -, Your email address will not be published. Lawrence Marshall dealerships closed on February 4, 2009. People named Ray Ray Childress. Until a separated shoulder ended his 1995 season (an injury that would thereafter be the determining factor in his decision to retire), he missed only 3 non-strike games due to injury, playing 154 games along the defensive line from 1985–1994. Corsicana High School. Kara and Ray Childress and their four children had spent summers and skiing holidays at their ranch in the Tetons for two decades. Childress was considered one of the top prospects in the 1985 NFL draft and was in serious consideration for the first-overall selection; the Buffalo Bills, who held the pick, ultimately chose another defensive end, eventual Hall of Famer Bruce Smith. He was a consensus All-American selection. He was known by his fans as not only as a star, but also as a blue-collar iron man. For his 11-year career, Childress registered 13 multi-sack games. Your email address will not be published. [8] The corporation closing can apparently be traced back to the national credit crunch when General Motors and Chrysler Corporation filed for bankruptcy. Although they were broke, she still enjoyed the challenge of decorating. As a senior, he anchored an Aggie defense that ranked No. Son of Floyd Arbia Childress and Ida Mae Childress After five seasons as the Oilers' defensive end, Childress moved to defensive tackle in 1990 when defensive coordinator Jim Eddy switched from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 scheme, necessitating an extra lineman. His 25 career sacks was then a school record for a non-linebacker and his 360 tackles then ranked fourth on A&M's career list. He accepted a football scholarship from Texas A&M University. Brother of Loyce Belle Hickman; Ruby Dell Fisher; Lillian Gertrude Stinnett; John David Childress; Eddie Magylene Childress and 3 others; Arbia Waymon Childress; Leo Henry Childress, Sr. and Billy Joe Dean Childress « less.