Ray Karriker

CLOVER, S.C. - Ray Karriker, 74, passed away Jan. 24, 2013, at his home.

He was born Feb. 18, 1938, in Kannapolis, son of Laura Zeffer Karriker and the late Clyde Wither Karriker.

Mr. Karriker was a member of South Gastonia Church of God, Gastonia. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. Raymond was formerly em-ployed with Garlock and Lithium Corp.

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at South Gastonia Church of God, Gastonia, officiated by Pastor Bobby Gilley and Pastor Sam Bar-nett.

The family will receive friends 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by: his loving wife of almost 39 years, Marsha Karriker; son, Reggie Graham and wife, Missy; daughters, Andrea Karriker Mulligan, Stacey Puckett and husband, Robert; brother, Jim Karriker; sister, Mildred Greene; grandchildren, Paige and McKinley Puckett, Madison Graham.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Clyde Karriker.

Memorials may be made to , 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207 or Serenity Palliative and Hospice Care, 1470 Ebenezer Rd., Suite A&B, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.

A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.

Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 26, 2013