Bernard McRay Blizzard, 91, of Deep Run passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at his home. He was born January 20, 1929, in Lenoir County to Blaney Burton Blizzard and Lula Mae Hill Blizzard. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years Dorothy Harper Blizzard; sisters Mildred Dare Blizzard and Belle Blizzard Carraway; brothers John Douglas Blizzard, Henry Blizzard and Orion Blizzard.
Ray was a graduate of Deep Run School and studied at East Carolina College. He served in the United States Army, farmed for over 30 years and went on to work at Blizzard Building Supply until he was in his 80’s. Ray was a charter member of Deep Run First Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge #304 for over 60 years.
Ray was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by his daughters Lula Blizzard Charboneau and husband Guy of Ocean Springs, MS and Susan Blizzard of Deep Run; son Mac Blizzard and wife Tammy of State College, PA; grandchildren Shaun Fisher and wife Elizabeth, Adam Fisher and wife Hope, Mindy Watson and husband Kyle, Amy Lininger and husband Matthew, Ethan Blizzard and Grace Blizzard; and great-grandchildren Emma and Harper Fisher, Sadie and Luke Watson and Wren Fisher; two great grandchildren on the way, Baby Girl Sophia Grace Lininger and Baby Boy Fisher; brother Tom Blizzard and wife April of Kinston and many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, February 14, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am, Saturday February 15, 2020 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with Dr. Curtis Rains and Donnie Hill officiating. Burial will follow the service at Westview Cemetery with Masonic rites.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, PO Box 12829, New Bern, NC 28561.
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