Cecil Ray O’Rear, 62, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at his home after a brief illness.
A private burial will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Ala., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held at New Prospect Baptist Church in Jasper Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Family will receive visitors at noon, with a service to follow at 1 p.m.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma O’Rear, and grandparents, Jack and Lucille O’Rear of Jasper, and James and Katie Smith of Townley.
He is survived by his father, Wayne (Mary) O’Rear; sisters, Lisa (Hugh) Carpenter, Dedra (Scott) King, Dodie Wilson; and brothers, Terry O’Rear, Harold (Nina) Dobbins, Tod (Judy) Humphries. He had several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews that he loved and spoiled.
Ray was born Sept. 7, 1957, in Walker County. After he graduated from Walker High School, he entered the Army. He worked for Saia Trucking Company, and later Professional Sound Advice where he combined his love of audio with his desire to help churches. He served New Prospect Baptist Church as their sound technician until his passing.
In his private time he was a huge NASCAR fan, Alabama Football fan, and enjoyed piloting drones.
He will be greatly missed by his surviving family and friends.