Ray Allen Bangle, Jr.

Ray A. Bangle, Jr., 56, of Albemarle, passed away peacefully at home after a yearlong battle with colon and liver cancer.

A Service celebrating his life will be held Monday, September 2, 12 Noon at Salem United Methodist Church, 20987 Hwy 73 Albemarle NC 28001 officiated by Rev David Talbert. The Bangle family will receive friends prior to the service from 11-12.

Ray as born April 23, 1963 in Charlotte, son of the late Ray Bangle, Sr. and Joan Harwood Bangle. He was preceded in death by an infant son Joseph Lee Bangle. Ray worked as a woodworker and later as a respiratory therapist. He was known for his sense of humor and his great pride in his children. He enjoyed woodworking projects, hunting, John Wayne movies and watching the Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers. He enjoyed a wonderful “bucket list” trip to Washington D.C. in April to the Cherry Blossom Festival with is family.

Ray is survived by his wife of 30 years Teresa Bangle; children, Rachel Bangle (Tyler Waugh) of Durham and John Bangle of Albemarle; sisters, Judy Yandle of Kernersville and Sherry Hutchins of Myrtle Beach; niece Jennifer Slone (Eric); nephews Jonathan Hutchins, Garrett Hutchins, Steven Ramsey and Mark Ramsey; and great nieces and nephew, Erika, Tiffany and Jacob.

Many thanks to the staff of Levine Cancer Center and Northeast Digestive Health in Concord, Cabarrus Family Medicine Locust, Kindred Home Care and Bioscrip Infusion services for their dedicated and compassionate care. Special thanks to Lisa for the plane tickets to D.C.

Memorials in Ray’s honor may be made to Salem United Methodist Church New Fellowship Building Fund, 20987 Hwy 73 Albemarle NC 28001, or Millingport Volunteer Fire Department, 32521 Millingport Rd., Albemarle NC 28001.