Arthur Ray Heatley, 87, of Goose Creek, South Carolina entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Ray Heatley is predeceased by his wife of nearly 60 years, Lois B. Heatley. He is survived by all five of his children: his sons, Clay Heatley and his wife, Janet of Goose Creek. Clint Heatley and his wife, Angela of Plano, Texas; his daughters, Robin Kisabeth, and her husband, David, of Hanahan; Susan Bennett, and her husband, David of Hanahan, Dana Buffone, and her husband, Doug of Chicago, IL, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grand-children, sisters: Constance Alston, Bert Dassler and Cynthia Seyle, he is preceded in death by a brother: Alvin J. Heatley and a sister: Violet Harris. He was born November 22, 1926 in Charleston, son of the late Violet Heatley McLain and Authur Heatley. Ray was born on King Street and lived there until the age of 6 when his family moved to North Charleston. He graduated from Chicora in1945. He joined the Army Air Corps for two years in Germany. Upon returning, he attended the Citadel and graduated with a business degree on 1951. His first furniture job was at Rhode’s Furniture. Ray spent his life in the furniture business. In 1963, he opened his own furniture business, Ray Heatley’s Furniture. After 31 years, he retired in 1994. Over the next couple of years, he used his old furniture truck to deliver furniture for Crisis Ministries. In 1996, Ray became a volunteer for Trident Hospital for 18 years, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. After Lois got sick, he volunteered on Mondays and Fridays. He tried to play golf every Tuesday and Thursday. He was the first member of The Oaks Country Club and a huge supporter of Little League Parks and Recreation. Everyone who knew Papa Ray, knew he loved golf and had a different golf swing every day. He had a strong belief in 5 things: No Smoking, No Gambling, No Drinking, No Drugs, and to learn and obey the 10 Commandments. He believed in helping everyone. He was an active member of the North Charleston Baptist Church and the Goose Creek United Methodist Church. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family will receive friends at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, March 10, 2014 from six until eight p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in the NORTH CHARLESTON BAPTIST CHURCH, 4217 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29406. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Following the burial, a celebration of his life will be held at The Oak’s Country, 130 The Oaks Ave., Goose Creek, SC 29445. Arrangements provided by CAROLINA MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERALS and CREMATIONS, 7113 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29406. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting Visit our guestbook at charleston Tags: 1951

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