Patrick Curtis Ray

Patrick Curtis Ray

Patrick Curtis Ray
October 17, 1990 – April 10, 2024

Patrick Curtis Ray, 33, of the Pilot Community passed away April 10, 2024. He was the son of Patsy Ann Rowe and the late Curtis Lynn Ray. Patrick was a Bunn High School Graduate of 2009. Patrick graduated from the NC State Agricultural Institute in 2011 where he achieved the honor of Delta Tau Alpha – National Agricultural Honor Society. He pursued his dream of farming, creating PCR Farms, LLC. If you saw Patrick, it was likely on a piece of farm equipment, at his greenhouse or on the couch watching his beloved show Psych. He had the biggest personality and had no issue with letting you know his feelings. He never turned anyone away and gave from his selfless heart. He loved his family, friends, farming and his dog Gretcha and Soybean with all his heart.

Patrick is survived by his mother Patsy Rowe, brother Jesse Ray and wife Anderson, Fiancé Samantha Alford, Grandmothers -Susan Moss and Sue Ray, Aunts- Wanda Bass (Billy), Cindy Chapman (David) and Julia Rowe, Uncles – Jesse Rowe and Larry Rowe, Best Friends Steve Mitchell, Chris Taylor, Jay Brantley, many beloved cousins. He was met at heaven’s gate by his father Curtis Lynn Ray, grandfathers Bobby Ray, Connie Moss and Jesse C Rowe and beloved friend Phillip Fowler.

Patrick will be missed by all who loved him. Especially his mom, he was her rock and Pumpkin seed.

All services will be private. Flowers are welcome or donations to NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at


  • Sandra Edwards Fleming Posted April 16, 2024 8:33 am

    My hope is that from the seeds of love growing inside our hearts, Patrick will harvest his best crop ever — and may the Father of us all grant to his special family the comfort, peace, and strength so genuinely needed at this time.

  • Chris Alford Posted April 16, 2024 12:36 pm – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences – Agricultural Institute Enhancement Fund
    I did not know Patrick really well but he always said “Hey Chris, how are you doing”, if I saw him and if I looked up when he passed on a truck or tractor, he always waved. I spent a day at a NC State football bowl game years ago and my teen nephew invited Patrick. Patrick told me he was a UNC fan. I told him that we (NC State) love football and we teach Agriculture well; he pulled for us in that Charlotte game. – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

  • Kevin and Sharon Ray Posted April 17, 2024 9:41 am

    Patsy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and comfort that only He can give. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Cherish the many wonderful memories you have. God bless your family. Love, Kevin & Sharon Ray

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