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Wayne Rufus Wray

Wayne R. Wray, 88, went home to be with The Lord on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Countryside Manor in Stokesdale, NC. Funeral services will be held 12:00 PM Noon Friday, November 22, 2019 at Smyrna Presbyterian Church with Rev. Terry Larsen officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery and Military Honors will be performed by the Rockingham County Honor Guard. Wayne was a native of Caswell County and the son of the late, Rufus and Bertha Wray. He served in the United States Marine Corp, was quickly recognized for his leadership skills and became an instructor. Wayne retired from Transcontinental Gas Company with over 35 years of service. He was a longtime and faithful member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church. His love for music filled his life and provided a platform for storytelling, singing, playing the mandolin and enjoying blue grass music! Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Jo Ann Wray; sisters, Florence Wood, Gertrude Faucette and Cassie Ackerman; brothers, William “Billy” Wray and Larry Wray. He is survived by his children, Tom Wray and wife, Pam of High Point, Tim Wray and wife, Rose of Reidsville, Randy Wray of Brooklyn, NY and Tammy Wray McMillan and husband, Carl of Cornelius, NC; grandchildren, Alyssa Wray, Jessica Read and husband, Chris, Nathan, Caleb and Christian Wray and Jacob Pearson; step grandchildren, Ryan, Colin and Blythe McMillan, Brittany Horton and husband, Ricky and Eric Morris; great grandchildren, Banks, and Jennings Read and a large extended family. Memorials may be made to Smryna Presbyterian Church, General Fund, c/o Anne Dixon, 291 Crowder Road, Madison, NC 27025. Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

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My deepest sympathy to the whole family for your loss. I have fond memories of a few camping trips, listening to him play, and spending too many overnights to count in a loving home . He even visited me in the hospital after a car accident and bought me a brand new preppy button down collared shirt to replace the one lost in the accident. In later years I was moved by his love and devotion in caring for his wife. His stories made him even more endearing. He always treated me with such kindness. Im grateful to have known him.

Lana Prestridge Kleeberg Nov 22 2019 11:27 AM

Tom and Tim,I am sorry for the loss of you Dad....may God comfort you all in the difficult days ahead.

Joyce Hale Nov 22 2019 7:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Wray

Joyce Hale Nov 22 2019 7:21 AM

Sincere condolences to entire family. My Dad, Richard Hopper, worked with Mr. Wray at Transcontinental Gas Company for many years. I remember him well as my Dad always spoke very fondly of him. Thoughts and prayers.

Shirley Hicks Nov 20 2019 9:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Wray

Becky Cooper Nov 18 2019 4:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Wray

John Butler Nov 18 2019 11:23 AM

Tom, Tim, Randy, Tammy and family, my sympathy to all of you in this time of loss. On behalf of the entire Reidsville High Class of 1977, we are lifting you all up to the Lord in prayer that He may give you peace. John Butler

John Butler Nov 18 2019 11:23 AM

Tim and Tammy and family, I remember your parents as such humble, nice and happy folks. I know you have such fond memories of them. Hope all is well for you and your families. Jimbo Baker and Phyllis

jim baker Nov 18 2019 7:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Wray

Joy Jones Nov 17 2019 3:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Wray

Peggy(Reidsville Truck) Nov 17 2019 7:16 AM

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