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James Ray Lorch

January 6, 1945 ~ April 30, 2022 (age 77)


James Ray Lorch, 77, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Autumn Care Salisbury, NC, surrounded by his family.

He was born on January 6, 1945, in Concord, North Carolina to the late Hubert Ray Lorch and the late Virginia Dellinger Lorch. 

He was a previous owner/operator of Lorch Plumbing and Heating and a retired mechanical contractor for I. L. Long of Winston Salem. Mr. Lorch attended Lenoir-Rhyne University. He was a member of the Albemarle Lodge 703, Scottish Rite Mason 32nd degree, Stanly County Shrine Club, the Oasis Shriner Temple in Charlotte, NC, Shriner’s Characters Parade Unit, Albemarle Jaycees, and a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church. His greatest joys in life were spending time with his family, traveling, and supporting the only team there ever was - the Carolina 
Tar Heels.

The graveside service will be on Tuesday at 1:00 pm at Bethesda Cemetery at Jana Road in Albemarle. The service will be officiated by Rev. Ray Sipe.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Joretta Lorch of Albemarle, NC; Daughter, Cindy Waisner (Charlie); Son, Michael Lorch (Laura); Granddaughters, Grasyn Waisner, Cierra Waisner, and Payton Lorch; Sister, Linda Cress (Robert) of Orangeburg, SC. 

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children at 950 W Faris Road, Greenville, SC, 29605.

 Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Lorch family. 

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Graveside Service
May 3, 2022

1:00 PM
Bethesda Cemetery
Jana Road
Albemarle, NC 28001

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