Mr. Ray Bowman Demery, 72, of 62 Trenten Drive, Pembroke was born July 16, 1941 and departed this life on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents: Mr. Harlie W. & Mrs. Emma D. Locklear.
Mr. Ray was a hard working and honest man. He enjoyed fishing in his spare time and spending time with his family. He was a man of his word and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
The funeral will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Mt. Airy Baptist Church with the Revs: Steve Strickland and Dufrene Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in the Demery Family Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife: Mrs. Clara Mae Demery of the home; a son: Ray Demery, Jr.(Marie); a daughter: Mrs. Tammy D. Smith(Trent) of Pembroke; six grandchildren: Mrs. Ashley Locklear(Ryan), Mr. Derrick Ray Demery-a son that he raised as his own; Mr. Robert Dean Demery, Mr. Anthony Ray Demery, Mr. Trenten Ray Smith and Mr. Tyler Smith; three great-grandchildren: Destiny Locklear, Dakota Locklear and Nolan Locklear; three brothers: Mr. Jimmy Demery(Susan), Rev. George L. Locklear(Sharon) and Mr. Harlie W. Locklear, Jr. all of Pembroke; two sisters in Christ: Ms. Lucille Oxendine and Mrs. Helen Grace Locklear and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.