Larry Ray

December 11, 1960 - September 30, 2022
Larry  Ray

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Larry W. Ray (61) was born in Raleigh N.C. on December 11th 1960, to Thurman and Berlin “Bunny” Ray. Larry is the youngest of 4 brothers (Gary, Terry, Cary). Larry left this world on September 30th 2022 and is survived by his Wife Cecilia and two sons Travis and Tyler. Larry and his brothers always spent time together growing up but always shared a memory of the time they had firecrackers. Larry and his brother Cary were outside playing until both the boys had tired out and went inside. They didn’t think anything of it, only to come out later to the whole yard burnt. Luckily no
fire was spread past the yard, but their fathers lawn was gone. As mad as their father was, the next year they had the greenest lawn in the whole neighborhood. Larry went on to work for himself starting his own residential property renovation company called “Property Enhancements.” Larry spent over 25 years fixing up properties with a lot of that time spent with his wife and two sons. To say it was a family affair doesn’t do it justice. Larry and his family always came together to get the job done. Larry always went out of his way to do for others and never expected anything in return. To say he was a kind soul would be an understatement. Larry always made sure his wife and sons had everything they ever needed, both financially and  emotionally. He was always the first to crack a joke even when times were hard. He always knew exactly what to say to lighten the mood. Larry could have easily been a comedian.
Larry’s favorite hobbies included traveling with his family, golfing, volleyball, billiards, and Texas Hold’em. Some of Larry’s favorite sayings were: “Can’t see it from my house!” and “My monkey don’t make that noise!” There’s never enough words to describe someone like Larry, let alone enough time. Even though he’s gone, he will never be forgotten. He has made a permanent impression on every person he’s known. Life will be darker without his presence, but the lives he’s touched will always be brighter. Due to unforeseen circumstances there will not be a public funeral. Should anyone have any questions or want to reach out to the family please contact his wife Cecilia.

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  • October 04, 2022
    Larry & Susan Tyree says:
    All I can say about Larry is that I never saw him without a smile on his face. At my age back then, he was like the tallest man I had ever seen in my life. Larry, you will be missed. Rest In Peace and go fly with the angels up in heaven Susan and I express our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • October 04, 2022
    Cary Ray says:
    Larry Ray was and still is my best friend growing up and when he got to heaven he is saving me a place next to him. He loved as he lived with joy and happiness. He loved his family so much he had to move away to protect them from the weather. When he left it was like I lost my right arm. I know he loved me cause we told each other every time we spoke. Never thoght I would ever hear the words that he was praying for me when I was in the hospital. It was a answered prayer that I have been waiting for 64 years ,but God is and always is good. Now I know I will see him in heaven with my lord Jesus, and family. Don't put off tomorrow the gift of God ,(Jesus son of the living God) we are not promised tomorrow. You know him , now accept him. Love you Larry ,and can't wait to see you again. I will try my best to take care of your wife Cecilia, and kids Travis and Sean Tyler till we come home. Thank you JESUS

  • October 04, 2022
    Karen Sealey - Raleigh, NC says:
    Thoughts & prayers for the whole family.

  • October 04, 2022
    Tina (Ray) Monck says:
    Beautifully written! Word’s definitely cannot describe this great man that was my Uncle! He is going to be missed. I am so thankful for all the memories we all made together though. Until we meet again, rest in paradise Uncle Larry, I love you always. Love and prayers to the rest of my family and my Aunt and Cousins… such a great loss for us all.

  • October 04, 2022
    Darla Ray says:
    What a wonderful tribute to an great man…. He will forever be in our hearts! We have such great memories of y’all! And we will always have those memories

  • October 04, 2022
    Rich Larson says:
    He will be missed my son-in-law‘s father God bless bless his soul he’s at peace now no more pain and suffering love you to family and friendships