Ray Steelman, 77, of Kernersville, NC passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
A native of Burlington, NC, Ray was the husband of 57 years to Barbara Wellons Steelman and the son of Lloyd Thomas Steelman and Louise Rainey Steelman, both deceased. Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and a former member of the Kernersville Masonic Lodge. He attended Welcome Door Baptist Church, Kernersville, NC.
Survivors include his wife Barbara of the home; daughter, Renee Steelman Long and husband, Joel of Gastonia, NC; grandchildren, Macy Long, and Jake Long; sister, Betty Steelman of Henderson, NC; and nieces, Mary Kathryn, Elizabeth, and Rebekah.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 2:00PM Friday, August 5, 2022 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Donald Thompson officiating. Ray will be laid to rest at sea by the United States Coast Guard at a later date.