SHELBY- Edmund Jones Wray, 64, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, at Cleveland House in Shelby.
The son of the late Harvey Linton and Evelyn Rebecca Jones Wray, he was raised in his parents' Forest Hill Drive home.
A graduate of Shelby High School, he earned a B.S. degree in Parks and Recreation from North Carolina State University in 1976. His employment included A.V. Wray and 6 Sons, Inc. in Shelby; Winn-Dixie Corp. of Raleigh and Boyt Lutz Lawn Maintenance of Shelby. He was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey Linton Wray Jr. and Michael Harvey Wray.
Survivors include a niece and her husband, Christa Wray and Raymond LaCombe Jr., of Monroe; a great-niece and great-nephew, Alexandria Wray LaCombe and Zachary Michael LaCombe, both of Monroe; a sister-in-law, Joan Tyner Curtis of Monroe; a cousin, Janet Mancinelli; and numerous other cousins.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Wray family plot at Sunset Cemetery.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to The George and Helen Byrd Foundation for Youth Ministries, First Baptist Church, 120 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28150.
Lutz-Austell Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Wray family.