June 25, 1939 ~ April 29, 2006

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ronald Thomas Rhymer, 66, of 20 Green Valley Road, Asheville, was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Asheville Specialty Hospital following a brief and courageous battle against a brain tumor. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Roy Thomas and Frances Creasman Rhymer. Following four years of service in the US Air Force, Mr. Rhymer retired from Bell Distributing Company (BellSysco) after 36 years of service, primarily in sales. He then went on to work for US Food Service and IJ Company for three years each. More recently he worked with Lawn Doctor with his son-in-law, Keith, for four years. He was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church and Harry Fisher’s Sunday School class. Mr. Rhymer was a dedicated and loving husband and father whose family was most important in his life. He was a hero to his daughters and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Judy Wallen Rhymer; two daughters, Dawn Rhymer Hinson of Asheville and Rosalind Rhymer Fisher and husband Keith of Canton; three sisters, Barbara Hall and husband Alvin of Candler, Shirley Ownbey and husband Gene of Winston Salem and Joanne Jones and husband Joe of Candler; a brother, Danny Rhymer and wife Charlotte of Clyde and grandchildren, Kylie and Lacie Fisher, who loved their “Pappy.” Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. David Tucker, Darren Browning and Scott Shields officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Harry Fisher, Bill Wallen, Gene Ownbey, Ted Pressley, Johnny Bowman, Danny Maynard and Joe Brown serving as pallbearers. His family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 pm Monday at the funeral home. Because of his love for animals, his family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Buncombe County Humane Society, 72 Lee’s Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. To Judy,Roz,Keith,Dawn, ‘the grandbabies, JoAnn and all the family,
    We are shocked to hear about Ron. Remember, we had seen you and Ron at Ingles in early March when we were home. At that time you hadn’t received the diagnosis.

    Ron was such a nice, sweet and loving man who loved his family, especially those ‘babies’. He was so proud of all of you.

    Ron, is in heaven. He is up there with Eileen, who left us just two weeks ago, and with C. J. and Jim…. They all must be laughing and talking up a ‘storm’ about our good times with the Green Valley Cloggers.

    Just KNOW that someday we ALL will be there with them and with our precious LORD….. ‘WHAT A DAY OF REJOICING THAT WILL BE’.

    We are still in Florida but please know that our prayers and thoughts are there with all of you.

    All of the family is very very special to us.

    We love you all

    Irma and Buddy Rudisill

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  2. Roz,Dawn and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Ron’s sickness. He is now at home in the arms of our Precious Father. I know that all of you will miss him, and no words can convey to you what is in your heart. Please know that I am thinking of all of you and I pray that you will take solace in the fact that Ron has a new body, and that he will always be with you.
    He was a delight to know and work with and a fine upstanding man. I am proud to say that I knew Ron Rhymer. My thoughts and prayers will be with you now and in the days to come.

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  3. Judy, it’s Marie Thomas from BCCD.I am so sorry to read that you have lost Ron. You know all of us at work loved to see him coming with that big smile.I have sent Christmas card to you at the address in the phone book, but they came back. Please know that I am thinking of you during this time of grief.

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  4. Roz and Keith, Know that Susan and I will be keeping you, and all the family, in our prayers. Roz, I know you give thanks for your Dad and his life and the good hope and certianty that is ours, and his, in the Gospel. Larry

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  5. Dear Judy and Family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Ron’s passing, but know that he has gone on to a better place.
    We are currently out of town travelling with a group to New York and we regret that we cannot be there with you.

    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  6. MRS. RHYMER AND FAMILY,
    1 WORKED WITH RON AT BELL DISTRIBUTING ON COXE AVE. IN 1966. HE WAS THE FOREMAN OF THE WAREHOUSE AND ALWAYS TREATED ALL OF HIS MEN WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY. WHEN I JOINED THE ARMY IN 1969, I WAS A BETTER PERSON AFTER WORKING WITH RON. I HAD SEEN HIM FROM TIME TO TIME OVER THE YEARS AND HE WAS STILL HAD THAT ‘BIG SMILE’ AND FRIENDLY WAY. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU.

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  7. Sorry To here about Ron, My deepest condolences. You have treated Danny like family and he really love’s your family. And Danny really loved Ron.I wish I could take the pain away. Our prayer’s are with you.
    Love and Prayer’s
    Teresa,Brandon,Brannon
    & Danny

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  8. Thinking of you during your time of sorrow. Life is such a precious thing and I know Ron truely loved every moment. He was a wonderful man who will live on in the memory of others. God Bless Each of You.

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  9. Judy and family,
    Please know that each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. JoAnn had shared with us about his illness, we are thankful that his suffering is over and know that he is in a better place.

    Karen and Richard McCracken
    (Kristi’s parents)

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  10. Dear Roz,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Dad.You and your Family are in our thoughts and Prayers.

    David,Debbie and Amy Robbins

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  11. Roz, Keith, Kylie and Laci:
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss! Please know that we will keep you in our prayers and that other CWA Families are as well.

    Ann, Roger, Claire and Lydia

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  12. Dawn,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the Lord comfort you and carry you through.

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  13. Dear Roz, Keith, Lacie & Kylie,

    We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. We are praying that the Lord gives you strength and courage during these difficult times.

    Liliane & Dick

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  14. Rhymer Family,
    I am so sad to hear of Ron’s passing. He was such an awesome person and I feel privileged to have had the chance to know him and his wonderful family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers,
    Joy (SYSCO)

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