Ralph Lee Privette
Ralph Lee Privette
  • June 9, 1922 - September 5, 2014
  • North Carolina

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Ralph Lee Privette, 92, of Gastonia, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Gastonia Care and Rehabilitation Center with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Dunn, N.C., and was the son of the late Albert Lee and Siddie Privette.

Mr. Privette attended the Salvation Army College in Atlanta and was an Officer in the Salvation Army. After attending college, he returned to Gastonia and began work as a linotype operator with Wallace Business Forms and did accounting as a second job. After retiring from Wallace Business Forms, he devoted his full time as an Accountant.
Mr. Privette was a member of the Salvation Army Worship Center, Gastonia.

Mr. Privette is survived by his daughter, Jo Beth McGinnis and husband Kim of Charlotte; two grandchildren, Wade McGinnis of Winston-Salem, Lee McGinnis of Charlotte.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, with a graveside service to follow at Gaston Memorial Park, with the Rev. Keith Grindle officiating.

Mr. Privette was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 52 years, Clara Smith Privette; daughter, Sandra Privette Leggett; brother, Carl Privette; three sisters, Estelle Strickland, Burma Kennedy, Rochelle Watson.

Memorials may be made to Salvation Army, P. O. Box 1094, Gastonia, NC 28053.

Online condolences may be made at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.

Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, is serving the Privette family.