Glover Ray Stanford

May 6, 1947 - February 26, 2017
Glover Ray Stanford

Glover Ray Stanford 69, of Wilmington died Sunday, February 26, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Ray was born in High Point, NC the son of the late Clarence Ray and Gwendolyn Templeton Stanford, and was a former employee of Bell South Telephone Company. He served his country honorably in the US Army. He was a longtime member of the Ogden – New Hanover Rescue Squad. Preceding him in death were his step father Don Graves.

Surviving are his son Doug Stanford and special friend Ann Carroll of Wilmington, Close friends Gene and Debbie Wheat, of Wilmington, sisters D. Suellen White and husband Byron of Deland, FL., Cynthia S. Parker and husband Skip of Wilmington, Donna G. Walton and husband Trey of Willow Springs, Melody G. Graves and April D. Graves of Burlington.

A memorial service will be held 6:00 PM Thursday March 2, 2017 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Bishop Lundy Logue will officiate. A reception will follow the service.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • February 28, 2017
    Candi Long and family says:
    Hoping that your happy memories will comfort you in this time of great sorrow. Thinking of all of you and sending you prayers of peace. We love you April!

  • March 01, 2017
    Dick Boozer says:
    Bless you Ray and prayers to your family. You were a good friend with a big heart. Tell Dee hello for me. Rest in peace my friend.

  • March 01, 2017
    A friend says:
    Fly with the angels, Ray.

  • March 02, 2017
    Alison Crosby says:
    Sorry for your loss. Will be praying for healing for your family.

  • March 20, 2017
    Randy Smith says:
    I Remember Ray, I was a member of New Hanover Vol. Rescue Squad and went on many calls with Ray. Good man, prayers for family and friends. Glad I got to meet him. R.I.P. Brother. We got this.