ASHEVILLE – C. L. Ray, age 76, of Asheville died Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Mr. Ray was born April 14, 1941, in Buncombe County where he had lived all of his life. He was formerly employed at Three Mountaineers and retired from Wachovia Bank. C.L. was a member of Cedar Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Asheville and loved to hunt and fish. He was the son of the late Hargrove Carter Ray and Ella Mae Webb Ray, also preceded in death by his brother, Buddy Wayne Ray.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Higgins Ray; daughter, Kathy Wahler and husband Ed of Fletcher; sister, Carolyn Anderson of Greenville, TN; two grandchildren, Eddie Wahler and Amanda Wahler.
His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with Reverends Roger Boone and Larry Coates officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
At other times, the family will be at the home.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the John F. Keever Solace Center at P.O. Box 25338 Asheville, NC 28813.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Ray’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Memorial Park
Tuesday May 30th, 2017
40 Roberts Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
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Hello Miss Betty, I am praying for you! I love and miss you!
Submitted by Shannon Davis on Jun 5 2017 08:19:06 AM
Betty we love you so much. CL will always be close to my heart. I praise God for the friendship with my family and for the opportunity to grow up in church with you all! You and CL will always be family, Kathy and sweet Amanda and Eddie too. I'm looking forward to his sweet hug when I see him in Heaven!
Submitted by Kellie Vanhoy on Jun 1 2017 10:40:32 PM
Dear Kathy...my mom told me she read that your dad had died...I have such great memories of being around your family when we were in school...sorry for your loss...would love to reconnect with you sometime.....Lisa Gooch Gruber
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Jun 1 2017 09:58:10 PM
We can't believe that C.L is Gone!! He was a Good Man, Who Loved the Lord & His Family. He will Deeply be Missed! Praying for the Family!!
Submitted by Amy,Steven,&Darlene Ray on May 30 2017 06:10:22 PM
Amy, Steven, & Darlene Ray lit a candle for C.L. Ray
Amy, Steven, & Darlene Ray lit a candle on May 30 2017 06:07:03 PM
Thoughts and prayers are with all the family
Submitted by SHV Cafeteris on May 30 2017 09:48:44 AM
My love and prayers are with you and the famaily l
Rhonda and Bob McElrath
Submitted by RHONDA MCELRATH on May 30 2017 09:47:16 AM
To Betty and family, I knew C.L. when he lived in Barnardsville, NC.We were very close to his whole family. He, his brother Buddy Ray, his sister Carolyn, my late brother, and I used to run and play, and pick blackberries together when my brother and I would visit my Grandmother, who also lived in Barnardsville. He was my 3rd cousin. After we all got grown up and married, we still think of those fond memories. Please accept our deepest Condolences that come straight from our hearts. GOD WILL GET YOU THROUGH THIS!! Love and Prayers, Locke and Nancy Hyatt
Submitted by Locke and Nancy Hyatt on May 29 2017 09:21:04 PM
Locke and Nancy Hyatt lit a candle for C.L. Ray
Locke and Nancy Hyatt lit a candle on May 29 2017 09:11:56 PM
C.L.was a Happy go lucky person.He was so good to my Mom and Dad ,who was his neighbor for years,after Dad died him and Betty really looked out for my mom.I never said Thank You enough .My prayers go out to his family at this sad time .
Submitted by Brenda Sanders Jones on May 29 2017 09:04:32 PM
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