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Robert "Bob" Morris Ray

March 8, 1940 ~ February 5, 2021 (age 80)

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Robert “Bob” Morris Ray, age 80 of Aberdeen, passed away on February 5, 2021.

Robert was the son of the late Mack Hoyt Ray and Myrtle Edward Ray born March 8, 1940 in Robeson County, North Carolina.  He had a long career with Harris Teeter working as store manager in many locations including, Aberdeen and Laurinburg. He retired as a District Manager after many years of dedicated service.  Bob loved all sports and proudly served as the former Marlboro Academy High School Basketball Coach where was awarded two times The Coach of the Year.  He also served as the former Scotland High School Golf Coach.  Above all, Bob was a devoted family man who truly loved and cherished each of them.

He is preceded in death by brothers, James Ray, Thomas Ray, and a great grandson, Coy Robert McMillan.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Holden Ray of their home in Aberdeen; son, David McMillan (Melinda) of Laurinburg; daughter, Robin McMillan (Brian) of Aberdeen; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren including a special great grandson, Branson McMillan of the home; brothers, Leslie Ray (Shirley), Carlton Ray (Kathy); sister-in-law, Margaret Ray each of Laurinburg; along with a host of nieces, nephews and many devoted friends.

Services will be held at graveside on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Hillside Memorial Park in Laurinburg.    The family will have a time of viewing from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

The family requests in lieu of flowers for memorial donations to be give to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.


COVID restrictions require facial mask, social distancing with limited attendance for services.





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February 8, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel

Graveside Service
February 9, 2021

1:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Park
Hwy. 15 -401
Laurinburg, NC 28352

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