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April 24, 2024

John Ray Alspaugh

John Ray Alspaugh

John Ray Alspaugh, 73, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at Valley Nursing Center in Alexander County.

He was born to the late Edward and Eva Auton Alspaugh on Saturday, August 20, 1949, in Caldwell County. Mr. Alspaugh proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. John was a counselor in the mental health field. He spoke Mandarin and John loved traveling and seeing the world.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vicky Harris Alspaugh; brother, Jerry Lynn Alspaugh; and sister, Brenda Alspaugh Hoover Riddle.

Those left to cherish the memories of John include his sons, Matthew Scott Alspaugh and Jayson Allen Alspaugh; stepson, Michael Brandon Allen; step-granddaughters, Hailey, Miranda and Aliza Allen; sisters, Judy Alspaugh Hoover and Betty Jo Alspaugh Riddle; brothers-in-law, Adrian Harris and Timothy Harris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 28, 2023, at Alexander Funeral Service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 28, 2023, in the Alexander Funeral Service Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Mark Marshall and Rev. Jamie Steele will officiate. Military Rites will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alexander Baptist Association, 215 5th Ave SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or Burke Recovery, 203 White St, Morganton, NC 28655.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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