TOUPS, Raymond Gerard, passed away on October 20, 2019 at 8:58 am at the age of 74. Beloved husband of 16 years to Holly Quigley Toups. Loving and devoted father of Raymond G. (Lisa) Toups, Jr., Michael (Brigitte) Toups, David Toups and Brandi Ryan (Joe) Wimberly. Devoted paw paw to Jay (Liv-Randi) Guillot, Justin (Rebecca) Toups, Raymond (Ashley) Toups, III, Lani Hale, Hannah Toups, Abby Toups, Thane Wimberly, and Bailey Wimberly. Great Grandfather to Skyler Manasco, Ezra Toups and Veronica Toups. Son of the late Mary Martino Toups and Ellis J. Toups, Jr. Son-in-law of the late Auburn and Marian Quigley. Brother of Ellis III and Mary Ann Toups and the late Barbara Toups Ginesi and Ludger G. Toups, Sr. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Raymond was an avid drag racer and frequented State Capitol Raceway and No Problem Raceway for many years. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a resident of Metairie, Louisiana. Honoring Raymond’s life, relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Gathering at NOON, followed by Mass at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA. The family would like to offer their special thanks to all the wonderful caregivers who helped with their compassion and support through this battle for the last two years. Donations may be made in memory of Raymond to St. Jude Children’s Research Center, www.stjude.org .
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