Louis “Ray” Suttles, a long time resident of Snow Camp, NC, passed away on March 18, 2019 at the Jim & Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Health Care in Pittsboro, NC
Ray was born on October 18, 1949, in Marion, NC to Joyce E. Suttles & Late Raymond A. Suttles of Pittsboro, NC. Ray graduated from Pittsboro High School in 1968 where he was a star football player. He enlisted in the United States Army and was sent to Germany and Vietnam. He received numerous awards such as Riffle Marksmanship. He enjoyed his guns and shooting them at targets that he had set up in his own backyard. Ray had a zest for life. He was a comedian, he loved to tell jokes, and dance in his wheel chair. Anything to make people laugh. He enjoyed eating a Sunday lunch at his mother’s house and then sitting on the front porch talking about his grandchildren and what trick he pulled on his wife Kaye that week. Ray had a tremendous love for spending time with his family and friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his father Raymond Andy Suttles & brother Larry Edward Suttles.
Ray is survived by his lovely wife of 21 and half years Kaye Suttles, (He loved her more than life itself.) and mother in law Thelma Lavy of Snow Camp; step sons Jimmy Vaughn of Seattle Washington, Kelly Vaughn (Shannon) and 3 grandchildren Audrey Ramsy, Tessa Vaughn and Vincent Angel of Wilmington, NC. He is also survived by his mother Joyce E. Suttles of Pittsboro, brothers BJ Suttles (Laura) of Surf City, Stuart Dixon (Jenny) of Chapel Hill, sister Ann Suttles of Wilmington, niece Megan Suttles of NY and special friend Andy.
The family will receive friends Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10AM to 11AM at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation Griffin Chapel. A Graveside Service will follow at 11:30AM at Bynum United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Jackie Franks presiding.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made in Ray’s memory to the American Cancer Society 2202 Wrightsville Ave STE 111, Wilmington, NC 28403 on behalf of his sister and brother Ann and BJ Suttles.
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Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Suttles family.