Mr. Dewey Little Raymer, III, 77, of Statesville, passed away, Monday, January 21, 2019 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
“Dick” or “Dicky” as he was known was born July 28, 1941 in Statesville, NC, the son of the late D.L. Raymer, Jr. and Elizabeth “Lib” Revelle Raymer. He graduated from Statesville High School and attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, remaining a devoted Tar Heel fan and member of The Rams Club his entire life. He was the retired owner and operator of Raymer Oil Company in Statesville, where he worked throughout his business career. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Dicky enjoyed UNC sports, fishing trips to Florida, reading spy novels, travelling and was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Statesville Country Club and loved going on golf trips and playing in tournaments with his many friends. He started his own golf tournament played for over 50 years, affectionately known as the “Boo”, and was a multi-year winner of the coveted red jacket of “The Mashters” golf tournament played annually among his friends in Florida. He was a great supporter and constant presence at his grandchildren’s sports and activities traveling many miles over the years to watch their games. In his later years, he also dearly loved and spent time with his grand dogs, Dixie and Chloe. He was a good friend to, and sweet presence for, many and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his two daughters, Kimberly R. Robertson (Hugh) of Charlotte, NC, and Cabby E. Raymer of Matthews, NC; two grandchildren, Bill Robertson of Athens, Georgia and Elizabeth Robertson of Athens, Georgia; two sisters, Celeste Raymer Matthews (Allen) of Little River, SC and Elizabeth Raymer Tucker (Jeff) of Marietta, Georgia; and nieces and nephews, Brooks Fowler, Kelly Russ, Scott Tucker and Jonathan Tucker and their families.
Graveside funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday evening 5:00-7:00 pm at the Raymer residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont, PowerCross, 5th Street Ministries, First Presbyterian Church of Statesville or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com
The family is very grateful for the love of Patti, Cheri, Rhonda, Patricia and all of Sherrie’s caregivers, as well as Lisa and Ann, who assisted Dad during his illness the last three years. The family also wishes to thank all the wonderful nurses, assistants, doctors, and other staff at Iredell Memorial Hospital that cared for their father, grandfather and brother in the last two weeks of his life. The support and compassion of this loving “team” will be forever remembered and appreciated by many.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family of Dick Raymer.
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