Howard "Ray" Fesperman, 78, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.
He was born August 21, 1939, in Rowan County, NC to the late James Wiley and Maggie Foutz Fesperman. He attended Faith School and was a lifelong member of Organ Lutheran Church. Mr. Fesperman managed Faith Tire Center for many years and retired from Norandal USA in Salisbury. He enjoyed working in his yard and his vegetable garden. Married to his wife for nearly 60 years, they are known for their close bond and always holding hands.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Fesperman was preceded in death by his brothers, John Adam Fesperman, Raymond Fesperman, and J.W. Fesperman; and sisters, Bonnie Sutton and Velma Tedder.
He is survived by his wife, Fran Waugh Fesperman, whom he married July 5, 1959; son, Kyle Ray Fesperman and wife, Tricia, of Salisbury; granddaughter, Heather Fesperman of Sacramento, CA; grandson, Richard Ray Fesperman of Salisbury; and special niece, Sue Fesperman Rodgers and husband, Larry, of Salisbury.
Services for Mr. Fesperman will be private.
Memorials may be made to Organ Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Fesperman family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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