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“Just found out Roger had passed. I am a brother mason and also a past master of the lodge. Roger was an excellent man and knew the work of the...Read More »
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2 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Whitaker - Dallas, NC

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“Roger lettered many Race Cars for me over the years. He was a celebrity in the racing community. Everyone wanted to come and watch him paint. He had...Read More »
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“My Precious Brother...I Love and Miss you so much....You were not only my Brother but after the death of our Dad when I was 7 years old you were like...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Sherry Truett - Sister

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6 of 9 | Posted by: Sherry Truett - Sister

“I'm so sorry to hear the loss of my friend Roger my prayers with his family I knew Roger from tank painting work with him a lot ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Heffner - Gastonia, NC

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8 of 9 | Posted by: Cindy Adams - Kings Mountain, NC

“I'm so sad to hear this. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. I remember all the time I spent at there house while my mom worked. He will be...Read More »
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Roger Lee Ray
1938 - 2020

Bessemer City – Roger Lee Ray, 82 passed away on October 11, 2020 at his residence with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Gaston County, on January 9, 1938 to the late Hazel Oscar Ray and Minnie Beatrice Caldwell Ray. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca "Becky" Ray, an infant daughter, Kimberly Ann Ray, and two sisters, Sheila Teague and Myra Davis.

Roger served 30 years on the Bessemer City Fire Department and was a member and past Master of the Whetstone Masonic Lodge 515.

Roger was a loving husband, father and grandfather and loved is family very much.

Left to cherish his memories is his loving daughter Leigh Ann Beheler and son Roger "Marty" Ray; his grandchildren, Jessica Beheler and Josh Beheler; four great grandchildren, Taylor, Jonathan, Abigail and Luke; sisters Betty (Tom) Whidden, Barbara Davis, Kay (Red) Hammonds and Sherry Truett

Services are private.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, if you feel the need to stay home, a card or phone call to the family will be appreciated.

Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.

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Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2916 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054
Tel. (704) 864-5144

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