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Donnie Ray Cleary, Sr., 69, of Princeton, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Born March 8, 1948 in McDowell County, WV; he was a son of the late Vance and Lola Hicks Cleary.
Donnie loved hunting, fishing, and playing with his tractor. He liked racing and was an avid NASCAR Fan. He was a retired coal miner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Audrey Smith Cleary; two daughters, Kimberly Cleary of Statesville, NC and Kellie Cleary Stewart and husband, David of Houston, TX; a son, Donnie Cleary, Jr. and wife, Amanda of Hickory, NC; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Buddy Cleary and Ricky Cleary; three sisters, Betty West, Nancy Morgan, and Sharon Napier; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Services to celebrate the life of Donnie Ray Cleary, Sr. will be held 11:00AM Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Roselawn Funeral Home, 450 Courthouse Road Princeton with Rev. Hersie Belcher and Rev. Ralph Steele officiating. Following the services Donnie will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.
Friends may gather with the family from 6:00PM until 9:00PM Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the funeral home.
Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.roselawnfuneral.com
Roselawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 450 Courthouse Road Princeton is honored to be serving the family.
Published on May 30, 2017
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