James Edward Remer Sr. passed away on Saturday, October 2nd in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was very unexpected.
James was born in Gillespie, Illinois September 29th 1944. He was drafted into the Army in 1968 and served in the Vietnam War. After returning home he continued to be a soldier and retired after 20 years of service. He then worked security until finally retiring around 2006.
He loved his family, fishing and knitting hats for a variety of charities. He was preceded in death by his wife Joe Anne Remer, his mother Doris Remer, his father James Remer,and his brother Danny Remer. He is survived by his daughter Jamie Cleary of Fayetteville, Jerald Remer of Fayetteville, and James E. Remer Jr. and wife Windy of Fayetteville, NC. He also is survived by his brothers Ronnie Remer and wife Kathy of Oklahoma, and Raymond Remer of Illinois. James also has 9 grandchildren Dustin James Remer, Christopher Allen Remer, Tabatha Remer Bush, Joshua Remer, Trisha Fincher, Cameron Cleary, Dawson Cleary, Matthew Remer, and Samantha Remer. He also has 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services with Military honors will be Saturday, October 23rd at Village Baptist Church at 11:00 am. Visitation will be prior to the funeral at Village Baptist Church in the welcome center from 10 am till 11 am. Village Baptist Church is located on McPherson Church Rd.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his honor to Village Baptist Church, 906 S. McPherson Church Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303.