Ray Edward Matheson, Jr, age 56, passed away December 26, 2020.
Ray was born on January 16, 1964 in Shelby, and served in the United States Air Force where attained the rank of Sergeant. He then continued to work as a civilian military worker.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Edward Matheson, Sr, his paternal grandparents, Anderson and Bonnie Matheson, and B.A. and Esther C. Marshall.
Survivors include his wife, Jovita Silva Matheson, his three children, Carlos Silva, Arthur Silva both of Phoenix, AZ, and Ray Edward (Eddie) Matheson, III of Hookerton, NC, his mother, Lucille Marshall Matheson of Mooresboro, NC, and sister, Amy M. Harris of Centrala, MO. There are also eleven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Padgett and King Chapel, Forest City. Military honors were accorded on the chapel lawn following the service.