2015-11-07 / Obituaries

Bernard Darrow Rimmer

Hurdle Mills — Bernard Darrow Rimmer, age 84, of 8522 Hurdle Mills Road died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3, 2015.  
He was the son of the late Clarence Edward and Tellie Sue Clayton Rimmer and predeceased by his brother, Douglas Randall Rimmer. He was also predeceased by his wife, Joanne Whitfield Rimmer and son, Douglas Randall (Randy) Rimmer.  
Bernard was one of the original seven charter members of the Hurdle Mills Fire Department.  He was partner of C. E. Rimmer and Sons and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  
Surviving are two children, Susan R. Buckley (Dan) of Apex and Bernard Darrow Rimmer II ( Brenda) of Morrisville; one daughter-in-law, Jonsi E. Rimmer of Roxboro; three granddaughters, Corey R. Veil of Black Mountain, Hannah E. Buckley of Apex, and Anna L. Rimmer of Roxboro;  and two brothers,  C. Dale Rimmer (Jackie) of Roxboro and Barry C. Rimmer (Kay) of Hurdle Mills.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Clement Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Ben Gault  and the Rev. Hal Dickerson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Rimmer, Richard Cates, Ralph Harris, Linwood Clayton, Larry Dowell, Billy Martin, and Guy Townsend. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Ray Long, Danny Morris, Tommy Sparrow and Blair Stevens.
Memorials may be made to Clement Baptist Church, 8480 Burlington Road, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 or the Hurdle Mills Vol. Fire Department, c/o Jamie Holeman P.O. Box 160, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541.
Condolences may be made at www.brooksandwhite.com.

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