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