Ray Calloway

Ray Melvin Calloway

Thursday, October 24th, 1929 - Sunday, January 10th, 2021
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Mr. Ray Melvin Calloway, of Davidson Highway, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home.

A graveside service for Ray will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery officiated by Rev. Tim Newton and speaker Vickie Wyant Carpenter. There will no longer be a public visitation due to illness in the family.

Ray was born October 24, 1929 in Concord to the late Homer James Calloway and Ollie Goodman Calloway Beaver. He was also preceded in death by wife of 59 years Betty Barbee Calloway, daughter Donna C. Lentz, sister Margie C. Jones, and brother J.D. Calloway. Known to so many as “Paw” or “Uncle Ray”, he retired in 1991 from Estes Express Lines in Charlotte after 30 plus years. Ray then became a full time “mini” farmer and a full time “grand pa”.

Ray is survived by daughters Barbara Weddington and Judy Rae Calloway of Jefferson, NC; sons Bo Calloway and wife Pamela of Concord, and Joe Calloway and wife Lanas of China Grove; 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; a number of nieces and nephews; and many, many special friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 or American Children’s Home, 3844 NC-8, Lexington, NC 27292.

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Wilkinson Funeral Home is serving the Calloway family.
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Service Details

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 2:00pm
    Oakwood Cemetery
    471 N. Church St.
    CONCORD, NC 28025
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Tim Newton
  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    471 N. Church St.
    CONCORD, NC 28025
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Jackie and Mila Noblett

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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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