Tommy Ray ‘Chief’ Menius

Published 2:16 pm Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Tommy “Chief” Ray Menius, 83, of Mocksville, died on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury.

He was born Jan.19, 1937 in Salisbury to the late Ray Menius and Maude Goodson Menius. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. He worked as an accountant and in his spare time enjoyed coaching youth basketball, football, and baseball in Granite Quarry. As a life long member of Grace Lutheran Church, he served as a youth advisor, church council member, and Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of the Salisbury Jaycees, where he reached Exhausted Rooster status.

Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Alice “Faye” Menius, whom he married Oct. 26, 1958; daughters, Debbie Archer (Dan) of Mocksville and Kelly Kennedy (Foy) of Lexington; son, Neil Menius (Kim) of Mocksville; 3 grandsons, Trey Archer (Kathlyn) of Landis; Logan McAdams (Ashley) of Kannapolis; Chandler Archer of Charlotte; great-grandson to be, Baby Ward; sister, Betty Lyles of Cary; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be private graveside service at Grace Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. Jerome Cloninger.

Memorials: Advocacy Center of Davie, 261 S. Main St. Mocksville; Dragonfly House, 387 Valley Rd. Mocksville; and Grace Lutheran Church, 3020 Grace Church Rd. Salisbury, 28147.