July 27, 1948 - February 24, 2020
Luther “Ray” O’Faire Jr was born July 27th in Charlotte, North Carolina to the proud parents Luther O’Faire (deceased) and Johnnie Bess Lundy-O’Faire (deceased). He attended York Road High School Charlotte before leaving to spread his wings in New York. Leaving behind his young adult passion of raising/training Pigeons and a very good friend Bouncer who gave him his first child Luther Allen (NC). Once arriving to New York Ray was given a book by his eldest brother James and this book helped him obtain a Mail Handler’s position in the United States Post Service. Soon after Ray met Rebecca Geter-Perez who gave him 2 more children Duane Benjamin and LaShawna-Ray who catapulted him into fatherhood and blissful memories. Some years later while working at the Post Office Ray met his partner Lydia Johnson whom he shared his later most memorable years. Giving him plenty of grandchildren & great-grandchildren from his 4 dubbed “step-children” all residing in New York & Maryland. During his healthy years prior to 2012 Luther became a sports fanatic playing various sports such as Basketball, Football and Softball with the “Brothers” team from the Post Office. His next passion became Bowling with the “Super Stars”, “Friends and Family” and “Transit Friday” teams. It was with the “Transit Friday” bowling team where he earned his 300 Pin Bowling ring on his 53rd birthday, July 27, 2001 after also scoring a High Series of 791 at Van Wyck Bowling Lanes, Jamaica, New York. He was preceded in death by one brother, Larry J. O’Faire. Luther Ray leaves to fondly remember his memorable moments; 2 sons, Allen (Charlotte, NC), Duane B. O’Faire (Jamaica, NY) and 1 daughter, LaShawna O’Faire (Spring Creek, NY); 2 brothers, James D. Gates and Joe Willie O’Faire (both of Charlotte, NC) from Mother Johnnie Bess; 20 plus step brothers and step sisters from Pop Luther O’Faire; 18 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; a host of Nieces, Nephews, Uncles, Aunts and cherished Friends.
Luther “Ray” O’Faire Jr was born July 27th in Charlotte, North Carolina to the proud parents Luther O’Faire (deceased) and Johnnie Bess Lundy-O’Faire (deceased). He attended York Road High School Charlotte... View Obituary & Service Information
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