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.
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