MOUNT HOLLY - Franklin Ray Samples, 73, of 24 Windy Hill Circle passed away Saturday February 1, 2014 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
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He was a native of Gaston County, born January 28, 1941 to the late Glenn Dayton and Abbie Womble Samples. Ray was a U.S. Army veteran and had retired from textiles.
He is survived by his daughter Teresa Neal and husband Tony; a brother Derris Samples; sisters Barbara Little, Kay Samples, nieces and nephews, Donna Fowler and husband Sidney, Robin Eller and husband Jimmy, Steven Little and wife Journee; special niece and nephew Lisa and Brian Samples; grand dog Dabber
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until11 a.m. prior to the service.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Pennington.
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park with Military honors by the Gaston County Honor Guard.
Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, 704-864-5144 is serving the family.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 2, 2014