Ray Orlin Emerson, 68, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in his home.
Born in Ashland, WI, June 13, 1950, a son of the late Ray Walter and Evelyn Juneau Emerson, he had served in the Special Forces of the U.S. Army for 26 years until his retirement.
Ray is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Marie Emerson of Wilmington; his son, Matthew Ray Emerson of Charlotte; his grandson, Gage Maximus Orlin Emerson; and his sister, Jule Marie Emerson of Vermont.
Visitation will be Monday, September 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial, with military honors, will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery in Ashland, WI Friday, September 14, 2018.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.