Cleveland Ray Peyton, 74, of Gordonsville died Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the University of Virginia Hospital. He was born October 14, 1945 in Madison Run. He was the son of the late Willie Carroll Peyton and Alice Irene Foster Peyton. Ray owned and operated an excavating company in the local area for many years. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Judy Jeanette Atkins Peyton; brothers, Willie Carroll “W.C.” Peyton Jr., Wayne Lewis Peyton and a sister, Phyllis Erlene Peyton.

Mr. Peyton is survived by his son, Allen Ray Peyton and wife Angie of Gordonsville; his daughter, Tracey Lynn Peyton of Supply, North Carolina; two brothers, Cecil Peyton and wife Linda of Gordonsville and Randolph Peyton of Fredericksburg; a sister, Bessie Peyton Pritchett of Gordonsville; four grandchildren, Ean C. Peyton, Lincoln Simpson, Danyon Simpson and Evan C. Peyton; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is also survived by Sammy, his dog and companion.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville. Interment followed in the Maplewood Cemetery. Pastor Roger Edward officiated.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the funeral home.

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