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Robert James Ray

December 17, 1948 January 15, 2020
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Robert James Ray, affectionately referred to as “Bob” or “Bobby”, 71, of Rock Hill and formerly of Pennsville, NJ, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Atrium Health Hospital in Charlotte. He was born December 17, 1948 in Salem, NJ, son of the late George Beldon Ray, Sr. and Leona Sammons Ray.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, George Beldon Ray, Jr. and sister, Deborah Wood.

Bob retired from the Pennsville, NJ Recreation Department after many years of dedicated service. He adored kids and became a father figure to many. He was an avid sports lover and a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. He was the best husband, “Daddy” and an even better grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna Jean Ray; daughter, DeeAnne “Dee” Ray Neal of Rock Hill; grandsons, Robert Scott Neal and Hunter Lewis Neal; and sister, Darlene Anuszewski of Shallotte, NC.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Palmetto Funeral Home in Fort Mill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation: CIDP Foundation International, 375 East Elm Street, Suite 101, Conshohocken, PA 19428 or online at:

Online condolences may be directed to:

Palmetto Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fort Mill (803.802.7788) is assisting the family.

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Palmetto Funeral Home and Cremation Service

2049 Carolina Place Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Palmetto Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2049 Carolina Place Drive Fort Mill 29708 SC
United States

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Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation

375 East Elm Street
Suite 101
Conshohocken, PA 19428

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