Billy Donald Rayle, age 87 of Greensboro, went to be with the Lord on September 5th, 2022.
Billy was born on August 20th, 1935 in Guilford County to Alonzo and Phoebe Farrington Rayle. He was born into a large family being the youngest of 11 siblings. Billy graduated from Sumner High School in 1955. After working at the hosiery mill for his brother during high school, Billy later worked for P. Lorillard for over 10 years. After that, he became the co-founder of Reid's Trailer and retired as the co-owner and President of Reid’s Trailer Sales Corporation after 42 years of service.
He was a beloved member of the community and was the type of person that was always ready to help anyone that needed help. His favorite pastime was working hard and playing even harder. He enjoyed working on cars and racing cars, boating, riding horses, riding motorcycles, hunting, farming, gardening, and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Billy is preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Ima Jean Harris Rayle; two sons, Thomas ‘Guy’ Rayle and John Clarence Rayle; and nine siblings.
Billy leaves behind his two daughters, Donna Hicks and husband Patrick of Thomasville, and Dana Sheaff and husband Doug of Greensboro; five grandchildren; and his sister: Nellie ‘Cindy’ Toomes of Level Cross.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 8th, 2022 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 S. Main St. Randleman. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 9th, 2022 at 11:00 am at Grace Baptist Church, 435 NC HWY 62W, Randleman with Rev. Marvin Patterson officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Beacon Place and Camden Place for the exceptional care and love given to Billy.
The family requests memorials be made in Billy’s honor to Grace Baptist Church, 435 NC HWY 62W, Randleman, NC 27317, or Beacon Place, 2502 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405