James Richard Rymer, 77, of Conner Rd., Candler, died Sunday, August 19, 2012, at Mission Hospital.
A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late James Royce and Gertie Metcalf Rymer.
Mr. Rymer retired from Biltmore Dairy Farms as a milk delivery driver after 42 years.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Sharpe Rymer; daughter Sharon Gordon and her husband, John, of Candler; son James Richard Rymer, Jr., of Candler; grandchildren Arrin Rymer, Courtney Rymer, Michael Whiteside, Jamie Swilling, and Samantha Swilling; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Peggy Kirkpatrick of Asheville; and a brother, Frank Rymer and his wife, June, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Keith Hutchinson officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park.
His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Read James Rymer's Obituary and Guestbook on www.grocefuneralhome.com.