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Jr. Lail

August 14, 1939 ~ September 17, 2021 (age 82)


Jr. Lail, age 82, of West Academy Street, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born Cletus Sylvestus Lail, Jr., on August 14, 1939, in Gaston County to the late Cletus Sylvestus Sr. and Leona Mae Reynolds Lail.

Jr was an avid hunter and fisherman. Many people in town enjoyed the frequent fish fry’s at his home. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. Jr. was an adopted “father” and “pawpaw” to many who knew him.

He was survived by his loving wife of 63 years Carolyn Slaughter Lail; three children, Penny Orozco, Cramer Lail and wife Patricia, and Mary Jane Ehlers; brother, Bruce Lail; sister, Peggy Owens; 8 grandchildren, Keith Blanton, Star Kaylor, Brandy Burns, Carol Payne, Michelle Sherlin, Christopher Lail, Sarah Sigmon, and Cory Ehlers; 12 great-grandchildren, Michael Blanton, Emily Watts, Kyra Jane Kaylor, Kayleigh Mae Meredith, Mathew Meredith, Jr., Makayla Shippy, William Ellis, Zoey Conner, James Sherlin, Gabriel Sherlin, Hunter Lail, and Jacob Sigmon,; and one great-great grandchild on the way.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Lail; and 5 sisters, Shirley Brittain, Mary Mauldin, Annie Rash, Faye Kirkpatrick, and Terry Slaughter.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, September 20, 2021 at the funeral home with Rev. Ricky Sigmon officiating.

Interment will follow at City Memorial Cemetery.

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September 19, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carpenter - Porter Funeral and Cremation Services

Funeral Service
September 20, 2021

12:00 PM
Carpenter - Porter Funeral and Cremation Services

Interment following funeral service
September 20, 2021

City Memorial Cemetery
Pink St.
Cherryville, NC 28021

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