SHELBY- Donald Raye Cline Sr., 63, died Sunday June 30, 2013, after a long illness. Born in Bib County Georgia, he was the son of the late Buford Dempsey and Wilda Mae Reece Cline.
Raye was a member and Deacon of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Bostic. Raye was a member of the Cliffside Masonic Lodge #460. He worked at PPG Industries for 26 years and later at Western Southern Life. He enjoyed riding Harleys, playing golf, carp fishing and watching TV. He was a wonderful husband, loving father, brother and son-in-law.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Beth Cline; and two companions, Daisy and Hootie.
Raye is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sandra Blanton Cline; two sons, Don Cline Jr. and wife Kim of Kings Mountain, and Zac Cline and wife Holly of Bladenboro; a step daughter, Britta Gramer and husband Eric of Morganton; his twin sister, Kaye Cline Polk and husband Frank T. of Shelby; Niece and Nephew, Barbie Sprouse and Burt Broughton; Father and mother –in-law, John and Thelma Blanton; Beth Chambers of Kings Mountain and Blair James of Shelby, who held a special place in Raye's heart; and his loyal companion Duke; and various other family members.
Visitation: The family will receive friends an hour before the service.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory and Masonic Rites given by the Cliffside Masonic Lodge #460 AF&AM
Officiated By: Preacher Paul Simpson
Funeral Home: Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Cline.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory to help defray funeral expenses.
Online Condolences: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com