7/31/2020 2:34:00 PM James Ray McRee April 28, 1932 - July 30, 2020
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. - James Ray McRee, 88, of Taylorsville passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
He was born April 28, 1932 in Catawba County to the late Marshall Long McRee and Catherine Setzer McRee. James was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Conover and a United States Army Veteran. He was an avid gardener, a member of American Legion Post 48 in Hickory and Foothills Antique Power Association.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Schronce; brothers, John and Charles; sister, Mary Evelyn Carpenter Hassler.
Those left to cherish his memory are: stepdaughter Julie Isaacson of Taylorsville; sister-in-law Marilyn McRee of Conover; nephews Phillip McRee and Keith McRee; nieces Susan Bumgarner, Mary Catherine Carpenter, Margaret Whitener and Tina McRee.
A service to celebrate James' life will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy 16, Newton, NC 28658. Rev. Rudy DeRosa will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church cemetery in Newton.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2440 Emmanuel Ch Rd., Conover, NC 28613.
Condolences may be sent to the McRee family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com.
Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the McRee family.