Charles Ray Haynes, age 70 of Bostic, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. Ray was born in Forest City, North Carolina on January 10, 1947 to his parents, the late Haggard Alex and Edith Freeman Haynes. He started his career in auto sales in 1974 and in 1980 became a partner in H-Hamrick & Haynes Auto Sales in Forest City which he operated until his retirement. Ray was an active member of Crestview Baptist Church where he was involved in the Church Brotherhood and the Fellowship Committee. He was a 1965 graduate of East Rutherford High School and served his country in the United States Army.
Ray truly enjoyed fellowship with his friends each day as they would gather to eat together. He also was an avid golfer, fisherman and he loved to travel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Haynes.
Survivors include his wife and high school sweetheart, Janice Hardin Haynes, two daughters, Gina Haynes Hamrick and husband Clint of Bostic, Christy Haynes Bernhardt and husband Britt of Mooresville, NC, a sister, Linda Haynes Phillips of Bostic, his mother-in-law, Sue Bradley Hardin of Bostic, four grandchildren, Garrett Hamrick, Carsyn Bernhardt, Hayden Hamrick, and Camryn Bernhardt, and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Thursday in the Crestview Baptist Church with Reverend Kevin Rohm, Reverend Jamie Hamrick and Mr. Chuck Jones will deliver a eulogy. officiating. Interment will follow in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday in the church sanctuary from 12 noon until 1:45 prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Crestview Baptist Church Building Fund, 630 S. Church Street, Forest City, NC 28043 or South Mountain Christian Camp, Post Office Box 9, Bostic, NC 28018.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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Janice, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. May God's comfort surround you.
Submitted by Cathy Hollifield on Jul 11 2017 05:54:49 PM
Goes to show we never know and we should be ready at all times and I truly believe Ray was ready.So many memories from the 1950s when we first met and the many good times all the way through high school.He was loved by many and made a lot of people laugh,he also helped others. Ray was a good role model and will be missed greatly.It is my prayer that God will settle his love and peace on all of you.
Submitted by wayne dobbins on Jul 11 2017 05:02:40 PM
Janice... my heart goes out to you & your family. Love & prayers, lib
Submitted by Lib godfrey on Jul 11 2017 04:49:58 PM
Praying for comfort for the family & friends
Submitted by Tabatha on Jul 11 2017 04:44:19 PM
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Tabatha lit a candle on Jul 11 2017 04:41:59 PM
So sorry to hear about Ray! We fondly remember school days and running into you at places at the beach ! May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength at this difficult time! We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers!
Submitted by Peachie & Jackie Scruggs on Jul 11 2017 04:41:45 PM
Janice, Gina & Christy...please know you are in my prayers. Ray was such a fun loving, kind & Godly man. Some of my fondest memories from when my kids were growing up were times spent in NC with the Haynes & Hardin families. My heart breaks for all of you. Praying for God's perfect love & comfort to be with your family as you go through these difficult days... Jeanne Lee
Submitted by Jeanne C Lee on Jul 11 2017 04:33:01 PM
I grew up with Alfred-ray- and linda-we were all just like family-I have never met a more friendly-loving and generous man. put in a good word with the BIG MAN for me.you. are truly loved and will be greatly missed-prayers for all the family.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Jul 11 2017 04:32:35 PM
So sorry to hear about Ray he was such a nice person never met him without a smile on his face my prayers are with the family may God give you strengh in the passing of Ray
Submitted by Cathy Brown on Jul 11 2017 04:14:28 PM
Ray was the best cousin you could have I have many memories I will cherish of him you will truly be missed love to all your family they are in our prayers
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