Wallace-Thomas Ray Fussell, 78, of Wallace, NC, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at home. Visitation will be Monday, November 29th at 3:00pm at Community Funeral Home in Warsaw, NC. and a graveside funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Devotional Gardens Cemetery in Warsaw, officiated by Pastor Philip Eakins.
Ray was born on January 6, 1943, to the late Ira Thomas and Rena Mae Bryant Fussell. Duplin County is where he was born and raised, living for many years in Rose Hill, Teachey, and most recently in Wallace. He attended Wallace-Rose Hill High School and Cape Fear Community College, and later worked for many years as an environmental expert in the turkey industry.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Miller Fussell of the home; son, Timothy Ray Fussell; sister, Geraldine Fussell Johnson; grandson, John Scott Fussell. The family is especially grateful for a long-time caregiver Michael Bond who cared for Ray in recent years. He is also preceded in death by his son, John Ira Fussell. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund of Teachey, NC where Ray was a life-long supporter of the church and Teachey community. Ray was especially fond of animals and an avid outdoorsman.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 767 Corinth Church Rd., Teachey, NC 28464 where Ray was a lifelong member of the church and community, or to the Duplin County Humane Society. Arrangements are by Community Funeral Home of Warsaw.