William Ray Rymer, 79, of Alum Creek passed away Sunday, October 31, 2010 after a long illness with asbestos complicated by other various illnesses. He was a faithful and loyal member of Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church since 1972, where he served as a youth director, Sunday school teacher, trustee, and usher. He was retired from Union Carbide after 28 years of service, was a longstanding member of the Griffithsville Masonic Lodge #71 AF & AM, as well as, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tiffany Sloan (formerly know as William R. Rymer, Jr.) And brother, Robert Ross, and nephew, Ronnie Ross. He will be rememberd by his loving wife of 58 years, Pauline; 2 Daughters: Donna (Eric) Saul and Cindie Beach; Grandchildren: Joshua Saul and partner, Jennifer Hughes; Jake (Jennifer) Saul; Zachary, Austin and Jesse Beach; Sister: Betty McComas; Brother: Jimmy (Anna Gae) Rymer; Sister-in-law: Lucille Ross; favorite niece: Nancy (Larry) Pauley; Nephew: David (Diane) Saul; Kent (Carol) Rymer; Bob (Jean) Ross; and Niece: Cindy Ross along with several other loving grand nieces, nephews and family members.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, November 2, 2010 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church. Service will follow at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jody Pistore, Pastor Keith George, and Rev. Gale Pauley officiating. Burial with Masonic Graveside Rites conducted by the Griffithsville Masonic Lodge will be in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to Dr. Hossam Tarakji, Dr. Zaid Kawash, Dr. Rob Keith; nurse, Vera Standish, the loving and compassionate staff of Thomas Memorial Hospital and the many kind, loving friends who visited. William will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor; his kind, gentle spirit and faithfulness to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 506, Alum Creek, WV 25003.