GASTONIA - Howard E. Railey, 81, passed away March 7, 2013, at the Robin Johnson Hospice House, Dallas.
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A native of Chester, S.C., Howard was the son of the late Otis B. and Letha H. Railey.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Howard was a member of Taylor Memorial Baptist Church and a previous member of Faith Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, R.A. Leader and various other leadership positions. He was a Korean War Veteran and received the Purple Heart and other hero medals. Howard re-tired from FMC Lithium after 30 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Alenda "Linda" Crane Railey; two daughters, Roxann R. Mize of Gastonia and Sherry R. Simpson (Brian) of Crouse; one brother, Jerry Railey of Lowell; four grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia, with a one hour visitation be-fore the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park with full military honors by the Gaston County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P. O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 or Taylor Memorial Baptist Church, 2616 Davis Park Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
1503 South York Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 8, 2013