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Morris “Ray” Holderfield

March 16, 1954 ~ August 21, 2021

Ray Holderfield, entered into the arms of Jesus following a brief illness, August 21, 2021. He was born 03/06/1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Lawrence and Thelma Holderfield.

Ray graduated from Eau Gallie High School in 1972 and was married to Rebecca “Becky” Sue Reeves-Holderfield February 2, 1973.

Ray worked with Piper Aircraft in Vero Beach, FL for 20 years where he was known as “Grizzly”. Thereafter, Ray enjoyed employment with Royal Cup Coffee in FL and then in NC where he was granted “Technician of the Year x 2”.

Ray served as a deacon at Glendale Baptist Church in FL for many years, and then at Franklin Baptist Church in NC.

No matter what Ray was doing, he was doing it with his whole heart. He enjoyed telling jokes and making others laugh. He also had a gift for repairing things, but mostly he enjoyed time with his family, watching racing, tinkering in the garage, and working in the yard. The mountains were one of his favorite places to visit.

Ray is preceded in death by Lawrence Holderfield, Thelma Robinette-Holderfield, and his brother Dennis Paul Holderfield. Survivors include Rebecca “Becky” Holderfield, sons Michael and Matthew Holderfield and their wives,

9 grandchildren Chrissy, Gracy, Noah, Jack, Ella, Ryan, Landon, Lane, and John Luke, and two great-grandchildren, Jeremiah and Michael Mowbray.

Ray also has seven surviving siblings including Dave, Steve, Danny, Mark, Randy, Lana and Cathy and numerous nieces and nephews.

Please make a donation to a charity of your choice in place of sending flowers.


Scotty Scott

August 25, 2021, 5:38 pm

I was blessed to have worked with Ray at Royal Cup Coffee both in Florida and North Carolina. Ray is a true gentleman, always willing to help a co-worker and had the customers best interest in mind. He personified what a true professional should be and will be greatly missed.

Kathi DeGroat

August 25, 2021, 9:48 pm

Heaven got a special angel in Ray. He is keeping God smiling,as Ray did people while on earth. He never met a stranger and loved his God,family and friends. He was always there for my family, from kneeling and holding my Mom’s hand,praying, teaching my son about Jesus as his RA counselor and always helping to make the tea when we had our fellowship dinners at Glendale. He was taken from us too soon, but God knew that Ray’s work on earth was done. I shall miss him terribly and pray that Becky,Michael,Matthew, Christina,Megan, and all the grandkids,and his numerous brothers,sisters and nieces and nephews will be comforted when they think of Ray and his giving spirit.

Barbara Jackie Glynn

September 11, 2021, 5:46 am

I Love You and Miss You, My Brother. Heaven is even greater with you there. Loving you Always, Aunt Jackie.

Sandra Hurley

September 11, 2021, 8:06 pm

I will miss Ray so much. Even though he was nine years older he always took time to play with me as a little kid. He had a great sense of humor. He always could make his younger cousin laugh. Ray was very much loved by many people. I am so thankful I was able to see him , Becky, Mark and Gina this past July! What a awesome birthday gift it was to see them. I will miss him until the day I see him again.

Sandra Hurley (Robinette)

September 11, 2021, 11:31 pm

Ray was an awesome cousin. Even being 9 years older than me, he always took time to play with me when I was just little. I do miss him so much. I always saw him laughing. He was a very fun loving man. I have many memories of Ray and I never saw Ray mad or upset. He had a joke no matter the situation. He was loved by many many people. I had a good time every time I was with him. Him and his wife Becky always made me feel special. I did get to spend time with Ray.,Becky, Mark and Gina this past July. It was a great birthday for me, Seeing Ray not so long ago. I was very blessed to spend some time with them . Ray I will miss you very much . He got to go home to be with the Lord and see our Mom’s and Dad’s first. I know I will see him again one day. I love you so much Ray .

Rhonda Guinn

September 12, 2021, 1:41 pm

My condolences to my cousins,
As I know the feeling of losing a sibling. But one thing I know is
Aunt Thelma has already taken Ray under Her wings. Love you all.

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