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Joseph Ray Warren

May 13, 1941 March 4, 2018
Joseph Ray Warren
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Obituary for Joseph Ray Warren

Mr. Joseph Ray Warren, 76, of Newton Grove died Sunday morning March 4, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Ray was born May 13, 1941, at his home in Sampson County, to the late Henry Cleburne & Bessie Nola Best Warren. He was also preceded in death by his son, Jon Patrick Warren; brother, Kernice Warren; sisters, Alva Lee McClendon and Lenore “Betty” Jackson.Ray was a 1959 graduate of Hobbton High School and a U.S. Army veteran.

Ray worked as a Harnett County Deputy, with Grinnell Fire Protection, and for Capital City Sprinkler Company before retiring in 1995. Ray was also an entrepreneur, owning and operating JR’s Barbecue in Newton Grove and Warren Concessions.

Ray was past Master of Mill Creek Masonic Lodge in Newton Grove, past Worthy Patron of the Order of The Eastern Star #267 in Newton Grove, 32nd degree Scottish Rite, a member of Sudan Shriners, Emeritus member of Provost Guard of the Sudan Temple and a member and past President of the Dunn Shrine Club.

A celebration of Ray’s life will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Hopewell United Methodist Church, with Rev. Adam D. Brinkley and Rev. Randy Moore officiating.

Ray is survived by his wife, Patricia Melby Warren; son, Joe Warren and wife Rhonda of Zebulon; daughters, Toni King and husband Chris of Rose Hill, Judy Warren of Raleigh, Tammy and Bruce Warren of Faison; grandchildren, Crystal Jordan, Jessica Blanck, Tara King, Nichole Howard, Brittani Warren, Adam Howard, Tyler King, Andrew Howard, McKenna Warren, and nine great grandchildren.

Visitation will follow the service in the fellowship hall, with BBQ sandwiches, drinks and dessert being served for all.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sudan Shriner’s Transportation Fund, 403 East Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560,  or the Masonic Home for Children,  600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.


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Service

Thursday

8

Mar

6:00 PM 3/8/2018 6:00:00 PM
Hopewell United Methodist Church

4641 Church Rd.
Newton Grove, NC 28366

Hopewell United Methodist Church
4641 Church Rd. Newton Grove 28366 NC
United States

Visitation

Thursday

8

Mar

7:00 PM 3/8/2018 7:00:00 PM
Hopewell United Methodist Church

4641 Church Rd.
Newton Grove, NC 28366

Following the memorial service.

Hopewell United Methodist Church
4641 Church Rd. Newton Grove 28366 NC
United States
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