Raymond Lee "Nuke" Minton, Jr.

July 20, 1942 ~ September 13, 2019 (age 77)


            Mr. Raymond Lee “Nuke”  Minton, Jr., age 77, of Millersville Road, Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.

            Raymond was born July 20, 1942 in Alexander County, the son of the late Raymond Lee Minton, Sr. and Zola Duncan Minton.

            He was a truck driver and had driven many years beginning his career with Parsons Trucking in Wilkes County and retired from Cargo Transport. He was a member of Journey Baptist Church of Catawba, where he dearly loved the pastor and congregation. He loved to go to the flea market, loved his family, wife, children, grandchildren and his fury friend Brownie. He enjoyed working on his 1955 Chevy pickup and his B Allis Chamber tractor. He truly enjoyed life and people.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: two daughters, Sylvia Minton Rector, Arletta Minton and a brother, Harold Minton.

Those left to honor and cherish his memory include: his wife, Arlene Brown Minton of the home; two sons, Terry Minton and wife, Linda, of Hiddenite, Donnie Minton and wife, Helen, of Stony Point; three step-sons, Scott Kerley and wife, Keri, of Alexander County, Danny Kerley and special companion, Jenna, of Newton, Andy Kerley and wife, Kellie, of Alexander County; a special baby girl, Gretchen; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary Wayne “Tenny” Minton, Sr. of Stony Point.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. Billy Murphey and Joey Midgett will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hiddenite Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Monday, September 16, 2019 at Adams Funeral Home.

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September 16, 2019

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Adams Funeral Homes
307 Main Avenue Drive
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Funeral Service
September 17, 2019

3:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home Chapel Taylorsville
307 Main Ave Dr
Taylorsville , NC 28681

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