Raymond Magette Sr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 15, 2007

AHOSKIE, N.C.—Raymond Williams “Ray” Magette Sr., 81, died Nov. 13, 2007, in Guardian Care of Ahoskie.

Mr. Magette was born in Courtland, a son of the late Davis Chestine and Grace Williams Magette.

He was a member of Ahoskie United Methodist Church and the Ahoskie Rotary Club.

After graduating from Courtland High School in Courtland and the University of Richmond, and serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, Mr. Magette founded Magette Well and Pump Company Inc. of Ahoskie.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Magette Campbell and husband Leo of Knightdale, N.C.; two sons, Raymond Williams Magette Jr. and wife Debbie of Ahoskie and Kurt Robert Magette and wife Sue of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Robert Lee Magette of Smithfield, Va., and Davis Chestine Magette Jr. of Courtland; and grandchildren, Marion Greer Campbell Reep, Darby Ann Campbell, Colburn Thad Magette, Sarah Grace Magette, Garrett Lee Magette, Ross Patrick Magette, Reid Williams Magette and Brenna Paige Magette.

He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Mabie Magette and a sister, Wren Magette Harrell.

A celebration of life memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Garrett Funeral Home, 205 NC Highway 42 West, Ahoskie, with the Rev. Dr. John Dutton officiating.

A private burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home of Bill Magette, 123 Beechwood Road, Ahoskie.

Flowers are welcomed or memorial donations may be made to Ahoskie United Methodist Church, 212 W. Church St., Ahoskie, NC 27910.