Raymond Kyle Ussery, Jr. 76, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. He was born on November 9, 1943 in Fayetteville, NC to the late Raymond K. Ussery, Sr. and Frieda (Cashwell) Ussery.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Dowd Bennett-Ussery; his stepdaughter, Lisa Bennett Cooper and husband, Thomas E. Cooper III of Stedman; two sisters, Dianne Ussery Taylor and husband, Doug of Fayetteville and Mary Ussery Taylor and husband, Larry of Fayetteville; two brothers in law, Dr. CP Dowd and wife, Linda of Fayetteville, and William A. Dowd, Jr. and wife, Florence of Stedman; two sisters in law, Helen Dowd Lane and husband, Jackie of Clinton, and Mary Lou Broughton of Oak Ridge, TN, and several nieces and nephews.
Raymond enjoyed a variety of hobbies and treasured his trips to their home in mountains, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered as a strong, selfless husband, father, uncle and friend who always had a smile, even when times were tough. Those who knew and loved him will remember the wonderful times he had with them. Raymond will be forever missed.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to those who have comforted them with visits, thoughts, foods, and prayers, with a special thank you to Hospice of NC and his caregiver, Lucille Smith for their support and guidance.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4:30 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will follow at 4:30 PM in the Rogers and Breece Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Duke Cancer Center or The Caring House of Durham, NC.
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Duke Cancer Center
20 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham NC 27710
The Caring House of Durham, NC
2625 Pickett Rd, Durham NC 27705