Highway renamed in honor of life-long Odessan

ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) -- East Loop 338 in Odessa will be renamed the "Ray C. Stoker Jr. Memorial Highway."

The Odessa City Council approved the name change Tuesday evening.

Ray Stoker made a career as a successful attorney. He also advocated for transportation and infrastructure improvements in West Texas, serving on the Texas State Highway and Public Transportation Commission and then as Chairman of TxDOT.

Ray Stoker's son, Craig Stoker, spoke about the honor.

Ray Stoker passed away in August of 2018 from a lung disease.