January 24, 1933 - July 15, 2020
Ray Walter Petty, age 87 of 697 Prathers Creek Church Road, Laurel Springs, N.C. passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Care in Independence, V.A. He was born January 24, 1933 in Alleghany County to the late Virgil Everette and Minnie Carmon Crouse Petty. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann New Petty; step-son, Kenny “Keno” Jones; three brothers, Vaughn Petty, Wayne Petty, and Boyden Petty; one sister, Linda Wilson; one son-in-law, Billy Goodman. Ray was known as “The Laurel Springs Handyman.” He was generous, kind, strong, mild mannered, loving, and was a loving father. Ray was member of Laurel Springs Missionary Baptist Church. He mowed the church lawn and cemetery for many years, and also operated sound equipment. He greeted everyone with “Well, Hello There.” He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Lee Petty and wife Yolanda of Greensboro, Gary Thomas Petty and wife Lisa of Indian Trail; one daughter, Robin Petty Goodman of Kernersville; one stepson, James “Jimmy” Jones and wife Michelle of Gastonia; seven grandchildren, Joshua Petty and wife Tracey, Mikayla Petty, Benjamin Fields and wife Jessica, Justin Petty, Stephanie Faircloth and husband Shawn, Brittney Cates and husband Chris, and Daniel Jones; eleven great-grandchildren, Austin, Aubrey, Alex, Lorelei, Chandler, Ian, Raylyn, Cameron, Destany, Ayden, and Braylen; two sisters, Juanita Irwin of Sparta, and Wanda Rector of Greensboro. A private family memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service for the public will be held by the family at a later date. The family would like to extend special thanks to his special friends, neighbors, and church family for checking in on Ray on a daily basis. Memorial contributions may be made to Laurel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 145, Laurel Springs, NC 28644. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Petty family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.grandviewfuneralhome.com.
Ray Walter Petty, age 87 of 697 Prathers Creek Church Road, Laurel Springs, N.C. passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Care in Independence, V.A. He was born January 24, 1933 in Alleghany County to the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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