LAWNDALE - Vernon Ray Beaver, 89, of 209 West Main Street, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby. Born June 1, 1924, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Capus Ray
Beaver and Hattie Peeler Beaver.
He was retired from J & C Dyeing and was a member of Lawndale Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Mr. Beaver was a member of Lawndale American Legion Post #302 and served in the US Army during WWII
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Wray Beaver; two brothers, Johnny Beaver and Guy Beaver; and a sister, Bryte Beaver Cook.
Survivors include a son, Tommy Beaver of Lawndale; daughter, Margie Rabb (Gene) of Shelby; two brothers, C.R. Beaver, Jr. (Diane) and Warren Beaver (Millie), all of Shelby; sister, Ruth Canipe of Boiling Springs; grandson whom he raised as his own, Tony Beaver (Susan) of Polkville; granddaughter, Angie Butler Hutchison (Robert) of Shelby; loving "Paw Paw" to five great-grandchildren, Tiffany Butler, T.J. Butler, Dylan Beaver, Emily Beaver and Kendall Hutchison; one great-great-grandchild, Alivia Gullatte; special friend, Carolyn Wilson of Huntersville; and beloved dog, Sam.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Thursday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Funeral service: Noon Thursday at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel, Fallston
Officiated by: The Rev. Jim Kilby
Burial: Will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fallston
Funeral home: Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Memorials: May be made to Lawndale Baptist Church, PO Box 126, Lawndale, NC 28090.
Guest register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com