Raymond Harlan Livesay, 64, passed away at Rex Hospital in Raleigh on May 24, 2015 from complications of metastatic head and neck cancer. Ray was proudly born and raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
He graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High, and studied at East Carolina and the University of North Carolina before receiving his law degree and passing the bar in the State of California. He reinvented his professional life many times, starting as a stage hypnotist in Eastern North Carolina, and finishing as the owner of WNCR-LP television in Rocky Mount. He was dedicated to giving those in the community without a voice the opportunity to be heard. Always a master of technology, there was nothing he couldn’t study, design, construct, connect, or repair. His personal life expanded with his marriage in 2001 and travel to 18 countries and several states followed. He was first diagnosed with cancer in 2008. We are thankful for the team at Rex Cancer Care who were formerly with the Cancer Center of North Carolina and their efforts which brought us seven more years of adventures. Ray was a good husband, son, brother, and friend. Stories of his impact on our lives will be long remembered.
Ray is survived by his wife, Nancy Schwarm Livesay, of Zebulon, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Harriett Lamb Livesay, and his brother, John Carlton Livesay.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 with Bishop Van Sharpe officiating. A burial will follow the service at Pineview Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.
Arrangements are entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.
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