Richard “Red” Allen McIlvane

Richard “Red” Allen McIlvane, of League City, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2023 in Galveston, Texas at the age of 65.  He was born on June 1, 1957 in Houston, Texas to James and Barbara McIlvane .

Richard “Red” McIlvane was a well respected and loved family man and business owner. He consistently put the wants and needs of others over his own. The company that he started in the garage of his home in May 1996, Progressive Diesel Red, Inc, grew into the flourishing business that he now leaves behind as his legacy. He dedicated himself to his customers and his employees until the day of his death. His passion, love, and dedication for his business and his family will forever be remembered.

He was preceded in death by his son Ryan, uncle Byron Callihan, grandparents Allen and Mary Callihan, and father James Bodie McIlvane.

Red is survived by his loving wife Lisa, daughter April Wilson and husband Neil, their children Olivia and Eliana, son Grant Raymond Garnett and wife Barbara, their children Grant Walter and Marshall Raymond, mother Barbara Mitchell, sister Beverly McIlvane, uncle Richard Callihan, and many other loving family, friends, employees, and customers.

The Family will receive friends on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 5-9 pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main, League City, Texas 77573.  A Celebration of Life Ceremony will follow on Saturday April 29, 2023 at 12:00 pm at CT Church, 9701 Almeda Genoa Rd, Houston, TX 77075. Interment will follow the ceremony at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas. There will be a gathering of family and friends following the Ceremony at the home Red and Lisa shared together.


  1. A very good man , RIP Red ,

  2. 30 some years ago I met Red, we worked together, laughed together and argued together. We were friends, over time we all follow our ventures, we always respected each other. I will miss Red, a good human soul.


  3. To Red May you find calm sea fair winds in your journey to beyond I pray these things in his name 🙏 for you to greet your son Ryan with open arms and hold him tight I will remember you as great friend and brother I will miss you Chris until then 💋🙏 love you

    Christopher Sellars
  4. An honorable and decent man whose word was his bond. That meant the world to me in our business dealings. I always felt Red gave more than he commanded for his services, no matter the painful price. There was so much extra value in knowing that the young men and women under Red’s tutelage Red were receiving invaluable daily doses of knowledge, skill and workmanship to carry them through their own journeys. This is the stuff of true legacy and Red left plenty of that for all of us to continue live by.

    Scott Markowitz

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