Danny "Pop" Ray Leming

January 10, 1949March 20, 2018
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Danny Ray Leming “Pop”, 69, of Lincolnton entered his eternal home on Tuesday March 20, 2018. His family remembers him as never meeting a stranger. Danny loved spending time with his beloved family, bowling, horseback riding and his show chickens. He loved his nieces and nephews like they were his children. He was an active member of Long Shoals Baptist Church.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; Geneva Stanridge Leming and James Leming, sister; Annie Belle Leming and brother; Jimmy Leming.

Left to cherish his memory, his wife of 42 years; Debbie McCrary Leming, nieces Amy Mays (Scott), Shelley Hunsucker (Brandon) and Jennifer McCrary, nephews; Brian McCrary, Jeffery McCrary (Donna) sisters; Joyce L. Clark (Larry), Jean L. Dotson, Linda L. Moss, Faye L. Horton, Susan L. Bryson (Tom) and Deborah L. Hembree. Also grieving Pop’s kids; Kayli, Matthew, Lane and Joshua and other extended family.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday March 25, 2018 at Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday March 26, 2018 at Carothers Funeral Home. Reverends Wesley Ingle, Ken Gibson and James Drennan are officiants.

Committal with full military honors, provided by the U.S. Army and the Gaston County Honor Guard, will follow the service at Gaston Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Danny’s honor to Hospice and Palliative Care, Lincoln County, 900 Donita Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092 - or to the charity of your choice.

The Leming family has entrusted the staff at Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park. We are deeply honored.


  • Geneva Stanridge Leming, Mother
  • James Leming, Father
  • Debbie McCrary Leming, Wife
  • Amy Mays and husband Scott, Niece
  • Shelley Hunsucker and husband Brandon, Niece
  • Jennifer McCrary, Niece
  • Brian McCrary, Nephew
  • Jeffery McCrary and wife Donna, Nephew
  • Annie Belle Leming, Sister
  • Joyce L. Clark and husband Larry, Sister
  • Jean L. Dotson, Sister
  • Linda L. Moss, Sister
  • Faye L. Horton, Sister
  • Susan L. Bryson and husband Tom, Sister
  • Deborah L. Hembree, Sister
  • Jimmy Leming, Brother
  • Also grieving Pop's kids; Kayli, Matthew, Lane and Joshua and other extended family.

  • Wayne Self
  • Steve Withers
  • Dennis Devine
  • Craig Armstrong
  • Darrell Armstrong
  • Ken Costner


  • Receiving of Friends Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Committal Service with Full Military Honors Monday, March 26, 2018

Danny "Pop" Ray Leming

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Terry Hise Luskey

March 30, 2018

Debbie it has been a long time since I have seen you. I was searching to see if the cemetery was having an Easter sunrise service and to my shock I saw Danny’s obituary. I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I would love to catch up with you. My cell number is (513) 400-0079. Yes that is an Ohio area code, will fill you in when I see you. I am living in Cherryville now. Please call me.

Dawn Harmon-Miller

March 24, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Danny’s passing. It has been many years since we all have seen each other but we all had some fun times together. Please know Debbie, you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

John T Wilson

March 23, 2018

Debbie and Family,
Sarah and I are so sadden to hear of Danny's passing. I know we did not know Danny many years but what time we knew him was very precious time. I remember him coming by the camper and always smiling or throwing up his hand if he did not stop and talk. Still remember him talking about our car and you guys were looking to buy one and wanted to know if we liked etc. Remember the first time I saw that new Blue car. Wonderful times celebrating our lord at the Roost with you guys. Know that the Lord sends people our way for a reason and I know Danny was put in my life to make it better. We are praying for you and all the family. May God give you strength and uplift you in this touch time. Also, know that Sarah and I, as well as all of the Church at the Roost, are lifting you up in our prayers. May God continue to lift your spirits and know, as we know, that Danny is at peace and is in a much better place today. Our time to see him will come when our work here on earth is complete. In the mean time lean on God and all his people for strength

Love in Christ
John T and Sarah J Wilson

Buddy & Nita Edison

March 23, 2018

We loved spending time with Danny. The times we built the gazebo at your home, putting roof on our house and going on trips . Every moment is a treasure. There will never be another friend like Danny. Debbie, we will be unable to attend the funeral services as we are out of town. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen Foster

March 22, 2018

One of our many dinners! Danno, you are going to missed by so many and you and Debbie are loved by so many more! Love you!!! Karen