Harold Vernon Carraway
Harold Vernon Carraway
  • May 28, 1928 - July 17, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Harold Vernon Carraway, 89, died Monday, July 17, 2017. Born in Greene County, NC, he was the youngest son of Raeford and Lillie Slater Carraway. Harold served our country in the US Army in Germany during the time of the Korean Conflict for two years and then as a USPS letter carrier and postal clerk for thirty-six years. Upon retirement, he worked for Proctor and Gamble (formerly Noxell Corporation) for sixteen years.

Harold never knew a stranger. He selflessly put others' needs before his own. He was a man of many talents, which he enjoying sharing by working on clocks and fixing things for his friends and neighbors. Without a doubt, the time spent in his workshop brought him great pleasure.

Harold is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Burwell Davis Carraway, daughter Mary Kelly, son-in-law Daniel Kelly, and granddaughter Ragan Kelly. He is also survived by his sister June Carr (Marshall), sister-in-law Elizabeth Shearin, aunt Ruth Flowers, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Ridge Road Baptist Church, 2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh with the funeral service at 2:00. Burial will follow the service at Raleigh Memorial Park on Glenwood Avenue.

While flowers are appreciated, memorial contributions may be made to Ridge Road Baptist Church.