SHELBY - Mr. Boyce Ray Champion, 74, passed away on Jan. 12, 2013, at his home.He was the son of the late Egar Champion and Lela Wright Champion.
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Mr. Champion had worked for Electric Motors for several years. He enjoyed working in his shop and driving his car.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Peggy Joan Peeler Champion; two sons, Mark Champion and wife, Sharon and Allan Champion and girlfriend, Chyrel Dibble, all of Shelby; three sisters, Vernie Houser, of Charlotte, Brenda Marlow of Gastonia, and Diane Earwood and husband, Robert of Double Shoals; two brothers, Hal Champion and wife Joan of Double Shoals and Raymond Champion and wife, Eva Lou; of Shelby; and grandchildren, Heather Houser and husband, John of Polkville, Amy Champion and boyfriend, Mitchell Williams, Josh Champion and fiancé, Jasa Bowman; great-grandchildren, Katlyn Paige Houser and Hayden Drew Houser, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends at the home, 1652 Barbee Road, Shelby
Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cleveland Memorial Park
Officiated By: The Rev. Sean Turner
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral Home: Cleveland Funeral Services and Crematory is serving the family
Online Condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com
Cleveland Funeral Services
2518 West Dixon Boulevard Shelby, NC 28150
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 14, 2013