Mr. Charles Ray Gulledge, age 85, entered into rest on Monday, April 26, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Hopewell Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.
Mr. Gulledge was born October 11, 1935 in Chesterfield, SC and was a son of the late Paul and Ruth Rivers Gulledge. He was a 1953 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a member of the SC National Guard with 14 years of service. A life-long faithful member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Charles Ray was a former Sunday school teacher, Deacon, R.A. Leader, chairman of the cemetery committee, and served in various other capacities throughout the years. Mr. Gulledge was a retired supervisor at INA Bearing with 33 years of service.
A true family man, Charles Ray was deeply loved by his family and was regarded as their “hero.” His selfless love and dedication to his family was a model to all. A provider and protector of his family, Charles Ray was a mentor to many young men throughout his life. He had the ability to build or repair anything that he set his mind to. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, and raising cattle. Of all things he enjoyed, time spent with his beloved wife and family traveling and taking family vacations was his favorite.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Gulledge was also preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 54 years, Juanita Brewington Gulledge; brothers, Alden “Skeet” Gulledge, and Dean Gulledge; and grandson, Travis Gulledge.
Survivors include his son, Tony (Teresa) Gulledge; daughters, Terry (Eugene) Campbell, and Jayne (Clyde) Watson all of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Caleb Campbell, Lorianna Campbell, Sarah Ruth Owens, Hannah Gulledge, Eli Gulledge, and Ethan Gulledge; great-grandchildren, Lily Gulledge, Crawford Campbell, Mylah Joines, Emerson Owens, Davis Campbell, and Maggie Ishmell; brother, Kenny Gulledge of Chesterfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Gulledge’s caregivers: Cindy Gibson, Louise Sims, and Moe Zwiefka.
Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, “Cemetery Fund,” 15084 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gulledge family.
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