Ray Mitchell Connell Sr.

Published 6:54 am Monday, September 11, 2023

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Ray Mitchell Connell Sr., 86, of Mocksville, N.C. entered his heavenly home on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.

Buck, as he was so lovingly known as, was born on Oct. 20, 1936 in Rowan County, NC, son of the late Olin Connell and Bessie (Waller) Connell. In addition to his mother and father, Buck was preceded in death by his son Ray Mitchell Connell Jr., and 8 siblings.

In life, Buck worked as plant foreman at Martin Marietta’s Quarry in Woodleaf, NC. He worked there for 30 years until his retirement in 1999. In 1955, Buck married the love of his life Betty (Trexler) Connell, together they spent 68 beautiful years by each other’s side.   s a Christian man, Buck was a member of Victory Baptist Church.  In his free time, he enjoyed flying, hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Buck leaves behind to treasure his memory: his loving wife, Betty Connell of Mocksville; a son, Terry Wayne Connell of Mocksville; a daughter, Donna Connell Carpenter of Advance; a sister, Diane Connell Waller of Salisbury; and one grandson, Matthew Ray Connell of Mocksville.

On Monday, Sept. 11, a visitation and funeral service will be held at Victory Baptist Church. Pastor Johnny Oceguera officiated.  Buck will be laid to rest in Rowan Memorial Gardens.

In loving memory of Buck, please consider a donation to Victory Baptist Church.

We, the staff at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville, are honored to serve the family.