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Bobby Ray DeMaris

March 23, 1944 — June 10, 2023

Bobby Ray DeMaris, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on June 10, 2023, at the age of 79. He was born on March 23, 1944, in Blythe, California, to the late James and Nora DeMaris. Bobby Ray resided in Pelzer, South Carolina, where he leaves behind a legacy of love, devotion, and cherished memories.

Bobby Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Sandra DeMaris, who stood by his side through thick and thin. Together, they created a warm and nurturing home filled with love and laughter. He was a dedicated father to his sons, Daryl DeMaris and Carl Herrell, and his daughters Donna Teskey, Tanya Spoon, Linda Herrell, Rhonda Monday, and Carla Burns. Bobby Ray's love and guidance will forever be treasured by his fourteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nora DeMaris, as well as his three brothers, James Edward DeMaris Jr., Charles William DeMaris, and John Henry DeMaris, and his sister, Isabel DeMaris. Bobby Ray is survived by his two brothers, Jessie DeMaris and David DeMaris, and two sisters, Betty Tucker and Mary Ann Davidson. His passing leaves a void in their lives, but his memory will continue to live on through the stories and cherished moments they shared.

Bobby Ray had a zest for life and enjoyed various hobbies and activities. He found solace in the tranquility of fishing, spending countless hours casting lines into peaceful waters. Gardening was another passion of his, nurturing and tending to plants with care and dedication. He had a knack for tinkering engrossed in projects that allowed his creativity to flourish.

Throughout his career, Bobby Ray worked as a long-haul truck driver. He and his team driver his wife Sandra traversed countless miles, embracing the freedom of the open road. His dedication and hard work were unwavering, and his commitment to providing for his family was evident in every journey he undertook.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Bobby Ray was always ready to lend a helping hand. He willingly took on the "honey-do" list for his wife, Sandra, and her widowed sisters in Christ, ensuring that their needs were met and they felt loved and supported. His generosity and selflessness knew no bounds.

Bobby Ray DeMaris will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. His kind heart, gentle spirit, and unwavering devotion to family and friends will forever be remembered. As we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate the life of a remarkable man who made a profound impact on the lives he touched.

May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to all who knew him.
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