Billy Ray Cline

December 4, 1936 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 83)


Mr. Billy Ray Cline, 83, of Statesville, passed away, Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Mr. Cline was born December 4, 1936 in Rowan County to the late Marvin Love Cline and Polly Wood Cline. He attended Rowan County schools and on November 6, 1965, he married Ola Mae Sanders Cline of the home. They shared 55 years of joyful marriage. He retired from Kewaunee Corporation, served in the US Army Reserves and was a faithful member of Rocky Hill Baptist Church. He loved gospel music, he loved to sing and make everyone laugh. He never met a stranger.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Walter Cline, Belinda Rae and Leslie Ann; one brother, Bob Cline (Denise) of Statesville and three sisters, Bonnie Sue Cline Williams of Statesville, Geraldine Cline Myers of Cleveland, Annie Cline Emrich (Ralph) of Matthews.

Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Friday, October 16, 2020 at Rocky Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Henry Cook, Jr. and Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:00pm before the funeral hour.

The family would like to thank the Gordon Hospice House and his special caregivers, Jim, Ronald, Rose, Joe and Sue.

Memorials may be made to Rocky Hill Baptist Church, 823 Mountain View Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 or Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Funeral Service
October 16, 2020

2:00 PM
Rocky Hill Baptist Church
823 Mountain View Rd
Statesville, NC 28625

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