Johnny Lorrey

KINGS MOUNTAIN - Johnny Roy Lorrey, 68, resident of 611 Gantt Street, died May 5, 2014, at his home.

He was born in Greenville, S.C., to the late Chester Lorrey and Ozella Dover Lorrey.

Mr. Lorrey retired as a Sargent from the United States Army after 20 years of service. He served in Vietnam and received 5 Purple Hearts, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and 3 Bronze Stars. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Kings Mtn. NC and the American Legion, Cherryville.

Survivors include his wife of nine years, Sandi Gottlieb Lorrey, Kings Mountain; son, Shawn Lorrey, Lakeland, Fla.; daughters, Susan Houser and husband Danny, Cherryville, Keli Lorrey, Lakeland, Fla.; grandchild, Ashley Houser.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, with the Rev. Jim Brown offi-ciating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

A guest register is available at

Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Funeral Home

Harris Funeral Home, Inc.
108 South Piedmont Ave.  Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 739-2591

Published in Gaston Gazette on May 7, 2014