Ray Anthony “Slate Rock” Knuckles, 60, of 100 White Oak Drive, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 in his residence.
He was born in Cherokee County, South Carolina, January, 3, 1960 to Juanita Knuckles Watkins and James Lewis Lipscomp.
Ray was a graduate of Columbia High School, “Class of 1976” in Decatur Georgia and furthered his education at South Dekalb Technical College. He was employed as a salesman for White Brothers Autoparts, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ray was preceded in death by his father; James Lewis Lipscomb.
He leaves to cherish loving memories: his mother, Juanita Knuckles Watkins, of Gaffney; a daughter, Raeshia Anita Gipson, of Jonesboro, Georgia; two brothers, Joe L. Watkins, Jr. (Terra), of Lexington, NC and Keith Watkins, of Gaffney; two sisters, Hope Jefferies (Billy) and Phyllis Adams (Bruce) , both of Gaffney; three aunts, Dorothy Tate, Delia Ballad, and Nelleree Knuckles, all of Gaffney; two uncles, Cossie Knuckles (Johnnie Mae) and Mack Knuckles (Nancy), both of Gaffney; a close cousin like a brother, Douglas Bonner , of New Jersey; a best friend, Arnold Goudelock; a host of other cousins and friends.
A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, December 9th, 1:00 p.m., at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. CA Wallace officiating. Please wear a Mask and practice Social Distancing!
The family is at the home of his mother Juanita Watkins, 109 Westland Dr. They respectfully request that you wear a mask to visit the home between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.