James Walter Raleigh Sr.

Published 9:59 am Thursday, July 21, 2011

AHOSKIE – James Walter Raleigh Sr., age 76, of the 100 block of Evergreen Lane, Ahoskie, died Wednesday, July 21, 2011 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

Mr. Raleigh was born June 4, 1935 in Kent County, Maryland to the late Walter Raleigh and Agnes Webster Raleigh. He was a retired US Navy and US Air Force veteran.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Josephine T. Raleigh of the home; his daughters, Ruth Ann Parker and husband Chris, Theresa M. Rawls and husband Clay, and Nancy L. Chase, all of Ahoskie; a son, James W. Raleigh Jr. and wife, Cherry, of Colerain; and a sister, Doris Buzack of Jessup, MD. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Chris Jr., Stephen, Kyle, Chelsea, Jenna and Shellie; and five great grandchildren, Eric, Adrianna, Seth and Logan.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home, Ahoskie. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home of Ahoskie is serving the Raleigh family.

Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.