Charles Albert Ray, age 79, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family.
A graveside service will be held 10:00am on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Sea Lawn Cemetery in Hampstead, NC. The family will gather to share fond memories of Charles and the United States Marine Corps will render military honors.
Charles was born in Fletcher, North Carolina to Walter and Margie (McFalls) Ray. Charles retired after serving 26 years as a Master Sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of First Church of God Bushnell.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara; son, Charles Michael Ray, and step-son, Terry Hunt.
Charles is survived by his wife of 22 years, Myrtie Ray; daughters: Alyssa Hobbs of Sneads Ferry, NC, Kimberly (Eric) Corbin of Ruskin, FL; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; brothers: Randy Ray of TX, Bobby Ray of SC; sister: Judy Ray of NC; and step-daughter: Judy (Walt) Deppy of Albemarle, NC.
He will be laid to rest in Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead, North Carolina.
Local services provided by Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville, NC
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