Raymond “Ray” Lanier Rusmisel


Mr. Raymond “Ray” Lanier Rusmisel, 83, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014. Ray was born May 19, 1931 in Washington, D.C. to the late William Russell and Mola Kincaid Rusmisel.

He was a retired Tax Accountant from Norfolk-Southern Railroad and was a member of Braddock Baptist Church. Ray was a Scout Master for many years and enjoyed coaching Soccer, was an avid bowler, golfer and was a fan of West Virginia University and Virginia Tech.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William “Moe” Olen Rusmisel; and a sister, Mary Gertrude Drury.

Surviving to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Shirley Fahnestock Rusmisel; son, David Wayne Rusmisel and wife, Christie; son, Patrick Andrew Rusmisel and wife, Patsy; daughter, Nancy Lynn Hogate and husband, Daniel; son, Charles Eugene Rusmisel and wife, Debbie; daughter, Rhonada Katherine Weaver and husband, David; 12 grandchildren; John and wife, Haylee, Michael and wife, Bethany, Benjamin, Ashlie, Kendall, Nick, Ben, Zach, Rachel, Joshua, Nate, Sam; and two sisters, Audrey Stanton and husband, Wes, and Anna Buechling.

Memorials may be made to Hospice/Palliative Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Online condolences may be made to http://www.hayworth-miller.com.


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