Ray Carlton Tilley | Free Iredell News

Ray Carlton Tilley of Mooresville, North Carolina, died June 9, 2022 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. He was born on August 1, 1942 in the county of Cabarrus. He was the son of the late Alfred Woodrow Tilley and the late Bessie Rea White.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Kezzie Rea Stutts, and brother, Albert Tilley.

Those who remember him include his wife of 56 years, Anna Douthit Tilley of Mooresville, NC; her two children, Jonathan Ray Tilley (Lara) of Mooresville, NC, and Lori Rene Tilley, of Mooresville, NC; and her sister, Betty Jean Rogers of Kannapolis, North Carolina. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Matthew Carlton Tilley (Caroline) and Rebecca Ann Gilbert (Dalton). He leaves behind two great-grandchildren, Weston James Gilbert and Samuel Anderson Tilley.

Ray was a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church in Mooresville, North Carolina, where he enjoyed singing in the choir. He was a longtime employee of Dai Nippon (DNP) in Concord, from which he retired in 2007, and had earned an associate’s degree in industrial management from Mitchell Community College.

Ray was known to those close to him as someone who was very proud of his family and his church. He loved the outdoors and activities like fishing and hunting, which he enjoyed with his son and grandson. He also enjoyed gardening and was always happy to share his harvest with others around the table. He made friends easily and cherished the friendships he made. You could say that Ray has never met a stranger.

The family will receive friends Saturday, June 11 at Liberty Baptist Church in Mooresville, North Carolina from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary with Pastor Eddie Graham and Reverend Scottie Calloway of Marion, NC serving as umpire. Interment will follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Liberty Baptist Church, 171 Johnson Dairy Road, Mooresville, NC 28115.

The Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, in Mooresville, serves the Tilley family.Condolences can be presented to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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