Ricky Ray Praytor, 51, of Fletcher went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 3, 2011.
A lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Carroll and Lucy Hudson Praytor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Steve Praytor and father-in-law, John Lewis Ballinger.
Ricky enjoyed spending his time gardening and fishing. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Myra Ballinger Praytor; sisters, Carolyn Taylor (James) of Fletcher, Betty Praytor of Fletcher, Phyllis Norman (James) of Brevard, and Donna Glover (Sean) of Hoopers Creek; mother-in-law, Peggy Ballinger of Fletcher; brothers-in-law, Steve Ballinger (Lisa) of Ellenboro, and Johnnie and Ronnie Ballinger of Fletcher; sister-in-law, Susie Lanning (Jimmy) of Fletcher; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday, November 5, 2011 at in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with the Reverend James Norman officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 ñ 2:30 PM before the service at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Ricky Ray Praytor Memorial Fund, 125 Orrís Camp Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
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