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April 29, 1921 - July 7, 2019

Service Date: July 14, 2019

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Otis Leron Ray

April 29, 1921 – July 7, 2019

Otis “Big Boy” Leron Ray, 98 of Bailey passed away Sunday.  His funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.  Interment will follow in Bailey Town Cemetery, Bailey.  The Rev. Cameron Currin will officiate.

The family will receive friends Sunday 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.

Otis was a retired farmer, merchant and car salesman.

Otis is survived by his sons, Cephus Ray of Bailey, Curtis Ray and wife, Carol of Bailey and Gordan Ray and wife, Lynn of Wilson; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Winters Ray; second wife, Margaret Taylor Ray; sister, Grace Prince and his twin brother, Genatius “Little Boy” Leland Ray.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Gideons, PO Box 274, Wilson, North Carolina 27894.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at


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