Ray Goolsby, 76, worked in the automotive industry

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Ray Goolsby
Ray Goolsby

WILMINGTON — Ray Goolsby, 76, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in the warm embrace of his family.

He was born in Baldwin, Fla., on Dec. 18, 1940, the son of William and Ella Jewell Goolsby. Ray worked in the automotive industry for many years.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rachel; and children, Rob Price, Craig Price and Kelli Corder; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren; brothers, Bobby Goolsby of West Palm, Fla., and Bill Goolsby of Sanford, Fla.; sister, Louise Fouraker of Bryceville, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Together, with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Glen Goolsby and Jimmy Goolsby; and sisters, Annie Merrill and Ruby.

A memorial service to be held in Wilkesboro, NC., will be announced at a later date.