Ray Holbrook

July 17, 1943 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Ray Holbrook Obituary

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Mr. Cecil “Ray” Holbrook, age 80 of Traphill passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Old Roaring River Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Andrews and Rev. David Spicer officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Ray was born July 17, 1943, in Wilkes County to Cecil Ralph and Jessie Warren Holbrook.  He was a hard worker and loved to restore antique cars.  He also loved woodworking and raking hay.  Most of all he loved the Lord.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Holbrook. 

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Holbrook of the home; daughter, Kelda Hemric, and husband Scott of Traphill; son, David Holbrook, and wife Miriam of Traphill; five grandchildren, McKenna Jolly, DeLayne Jolly, Abby Niten and husband, Jake, Emily Holbrook, and Davin Weatherford; two great grandchildren, Jaxxon Niten and Braxton Niten; one sister, Doris Anderson and husband, Arlo of North Dakota; and sister-in-law, Helen Holbrook of Thurmond.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105, or Old Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 11156 Longbottom Road, Traphill, NC 28685.

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January 28, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Old Roaring River Baptist Church
13932 Longbottom Road
Traphill, NC 28685

Funeral Service
January 28, 2024

3:00 PM
Old Roaring River Baptist Church
13932 Longbottom Road
Traphill, NC 28685

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Interment following service
January 28, 2024

Old Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery
13932 Longbottom Road
Traphill, NC 28685


Old Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund
11156 Longbottom Road, Traphill NC 28685

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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