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James Ray Leazer

January 25, 1944July 20, 2020

James Ray Leazer, 76 of Holden Beach, NC, went to be with Jesus face to face on Monday, July 20, 2020 with his loving wife of 30 years by his side.

He was an active member of Harvest Fellowship of Shallotte, NC. Previously, he was a member of Highest Praise Church of God in Landis, NC.

Ray loved the Lord, enjoyed riding motorcycles and spent his time in auto body before fulfilling his dream and retiring to the beach. Ray enjoyed spending time with his family and especially celebrating the 4th of July with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Mildred (Maw) Miller and sister, Sue Kluttz.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patty Leazer of 30 years, whom he adored; loving granddaughters, Hannah Shoemaker and Kacyn Shoemaker of the home; children, Todd (Diane) of Rockwell, NC, Mikey (Jill) of Salisbury, NC, Jenette Leazer of Chesterville, VA, Robin Faries (Victor) of Salisbury, NC, Carie Heilig (Brandon) of York, PA; adoptive daughter, Wendi Shackleford of Mt. Pleasant, NC; grandchildren, Christina, Kendra, Nathan, Raegan, West, Sadie, Brynna, Michaela, Cheyenne; and many great-grandchildren.

He also had special prayer partners and close friends, Charlene Shoemaker, Tommy Kirby, David Rowland, Lane Greene, Lee Toler and Tony Whaley.

Rays main purpose in life was to witness his love for Jesus and to see all his children do the same.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at a later date due to Covid-19.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Jennette Leazer

August 8, 2020

To my Daddy... I love you so much. To me you was the best Dad ever. Our memories are wonderful and great. I am so greatful for all you did. I'm so happy you found love, peace, and happiness. Your fight is over Dad!

Pastor Joey Spry

July 26, 2020

Ray was and is such a kind Soul that shared the Love of his Jesus...
Sister Leazer Prayers of Faith & Love

14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Tony Barringer

July 23, 2020

I’m sorry for your loss Todd and family. I only met Ray on one occasion but you instantly knew Jesus lived in his heart. He will be missed only for a season. God bless you all.

Tammy Bowers

July 22, 2020

Praying for all the family and friends. May you find peace and comfort through this difficult time.

Nathan Leazer

July 22, 2020

‘Paw Paw Ray’ told me from a young age what a life of sin will lead to through simply lighting a lighter and saying; “hell was a million times hotter.” To this day I look back and laugh but I know that his heart was as pure then as it was when God welcomed him home. My family and I mourn in this time but we know we will see him soon! Paw Paw encouraged me to pursue my desire for music and singing because he always saw gifts and talent as a gift from God. He always saw people through the lenses of Jesus and I can’t thank him enough for that.

Benita Honeycutt

July 22, 2020

Prayers to the family! Fly high Ray! You will be missed but blessed in heaven!

Carie Heilig

July 21, 2020

This man has been my rock for more than half my life... from being a shoulder to cry on to stern discipline. He always had a way of making you laugh. I will miss him more than anything. I love you Dad.


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