Holly Ridge, NC – John Calvin “Poochie” Wray, 71, died Friday, February 2nd, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice of Wilmington. He was preceded in death by parents, Warren Wray and Estelle Rochelle Wray, and by his beloved grandfather, Ike Rochelle. He is survived by wife, Linda Yopp Wray, children, Raymond A. Wray and wife, Andrea of Jacksonville and Charlotte Tonya Fisher and Christian de Marco of Bologna, Italy; grandchildren, Grayson and Makayla Wray and Victoria and Kaitlyn Fonte; sisters, Syvil Luta of Aiken, SC and Patty Bryan of Jacksonville.
He retired as a captain of the Camp Lejeune Fire Department, and for many years, operated J.C.’s BBQ & Catering with partner and dear friend, Bob Terry.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401
The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 12:30 until 1:30 at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Graveside services will follow at 2:00pm at Onslow Memorial Park.