Ray Pegram, 97, of Spindale, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Oakland Living Center. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Julius Faustus and Vista Merrell Pegram and husband to the late Madge Hardin Pegram.
Ray retired as president of Elmore Corporation. He served as a radio operator on a Douglas C-47 military transport aircraft in the US Army Air Corp. During WWII Ray participated in the Normandy Landings, Operation Market Garden, and Operation Plunder.
Ray was a member of Spencer Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Spindale Rotary Club, the Rutherford County Club and served as a deacon at Spencer Baptist Church.
Left to cherish his memories are his children, Stan Pegram and wife Kathay of Cleveland, TN and daughter Jan Pegram Ballard and husband Larry of Raleigh; Granddaughter Jennifer Pegram Schulze and husband Jason. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Willis, John, James, and Harold.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation and love to Mike and Arlene Smith, and the staff at Oakland Living Center for their excellent care.
A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Spencer Baptist Church 187 North Oak Street, Spindale NC 28160.