Richard Jay Silver, 84, of Candler, died Sunday, August 14, 2016.
A native of Canton, NC, he was a son of the late James Dimey and Fannie Sisk Silver. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Rubena Silver, brothers Arlie and J.D. Silver, and sister Millie Hoglen.
Mr. Silver was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from BASF/American Enka after thirty-one years of service. He was a western style square dance recording artist and caller. He was a volunteer fireman with the Enka Vol. Fire Dept., and was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his daughter, Risé Silver; sons, Richard Jay Silver, Jr. and wife Patty, and James Robin Silver; grandchildren, Jay Silver and wife Lyndi, and Jarred Silver; great-grandchildren, Weston Jay Silver and Embree Kate Silver; and sisters, Winifred Leatherwood and Doris Clark.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to give special thanks to caregivers Sonja Hyatt Allen and Nancy King, and the management and staff of Brookdale Walden Ridge.
Memorials may be made to the American Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215, or to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, PO Box 8195, Asheville, NC 28814.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.