Elmer Ray Jolly, 76, of Roaring River passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Mr. Jolly was born Aug. 16, 1943, in Wilkes County to William Worth Jolly and Gertie Jordan Jolly.
He was a lifelong member of White Plains Baptist Church. Mr. Jolly worked for Home Chair and Burlington Industries in Ronda. He was a master carpenter and woodworker and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Jolly was a free-hearted man who loved his family and friends. He enjoyed life and spending time with his family attending sporting events. He was the first president of the Roaring River Ruritan Club and a lifelong member of the Roaring River Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jolene Jolly Love, and a brother, Earl Dean Jolly.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Kay Key Jolly of the home; his sons, Mike Jolly and wife, Dawn, of Roaring River and Mark Jolly and wife, Jammie, of Roaring River; his grandchildren, Brandon Jolly and wife, Victoria, of Mooresville, Taylor Tharpe and husband, Graylon, of Roaring River and Will Jolly and Tess Jolly of Roaring River; his great-granddaughters, Cora Jolly and Eva Tharpe; his brothers, Ralph Jolly and wife, Rosa, of Roaring River and Alvin Jolly of Roaring River; a sister-in-law, Etta Jolly of Jonesville; and several special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at 3 p.m. at White Plains Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark Wood and the Rev. William Souther officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m., prior to the service.
The family would like to thank the staff of Mountain Valley Hospice for their care.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030 or White Plains Baptist Church, c/o 500 Bisco Lane, Roaring River, N.C. 28669.
Online condolences may be made at www.elkinfuneralservice.com. Services have been entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.