October 30, 2020, 74, Goldsboro
William Ray Walker, 74, was welcomed into his eternal home by his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 30, 2020. Ray was born in Wayne County to the late Rayford and Bernice Jones Walker on June 2, 1946.
Ray proudly served his country and fellow man in the United States Army. Following his tenure with the Army, he began working with R.G. Barry, and continued his employment with Southco Distributing. Never one to be idle, Ray never retired; he just slowed down a bit.
A true outdoorsman, Ray was content doing anything that allowed him to be outside. From softball games to hunting, winter to summer, all of his outdoor time was cherished. He perfected his talents on the grill, and he was the go-to for all of the church’s barbecue chicken dinners.
Ray was a devoted member of New Hope Church of God, where he served in nearly every facet of ministry. He served many years as a deacon and as the Sunday School Superintendent, but perhaps his favorite ministry was participating in singing praises to his Lord.
Besides his Lord, Ray had no greater love than that for his family. He valued every moment spent with them, especially time with his grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and immediately following the service at the funeral home. A service to celebrate and remember Ray’s life will be held on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. from the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. Interment will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of fifty-four years, Kathy Sasser Walker; sons Tim Walker and wife Dawn and Jamey Walker and wife Juana; grandchildren, Hunter Walker, Noah Walker, Drake Walker, Daisy Martinez, and Fernanda Martinez; sister, Sheila Mattey; and brothers Eugene Walker and Terry Walker and wife Betty Jo.
Online condolences may be expressed at www. seymourfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Hope Church of God, 702 E. New Hope Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534.