Versal Ray Argabright

July 9, 1938March 19, 2021

Versal “Stringbean” Ray Argabright, 82, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Virginia Beach. Ray was born in Copperhill, VA to the late Harvey and Mary Wilson Argabright. He worked as a General Longshoreman for the majority of his life. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved tinkering around on cars and overall was just a busybody, hard working person.

He is cherished in memory by his loving wife, Billie; sons, Michael, Jim, David and Shane, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.

A visitation will be from 5-7pm, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Smith and Williams Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 10am, Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Bridge Church, 3168 Indian River Rd., VB, VA 23456. Interment will immediately follow the service at Princess Anne Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


  • Billie Argabright, Loving wife
  • Michael Argabright, Son
  • Jim Argabright, Son
  • David Argabright, Son
  • Shane Argabright, Son
  • He is also survived by eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, March 25, 2021


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Rick Grosso

March 27, 2021

So sorry to hear about Mr. Argabright, I will truly miss our fun conversations. May God bless him and the entire family.

Elizabeth Hagood

March 23, 2021

To the Argabright family. Cherish the good memories, my heartfelt sympathies to you all. I did not know Ray well, but he was one of the first persons I met when we lived in Virginia Beach, he was our landlord on Baltic and 22nd St. Met Mike and Diane and always such a kind man and family. RIP Ray.

Gene Rainey

March 23, 2021

Great memories with Ray, years of Linda and I going to Martinsville for nascar races, his smile and stories always made me laugh. Always willing to help a friend if you needed something. Gonna be missed by alot of us.