Funeral Service: Saturday, November 5, 2016 11:30 AM
Park Place Baptist Church
201 Kern Street
Family Gathering: 900 Carolina Avenue
On November 26, 1950 Raymond Dow, Sr. was born to the late Joseph and Inez Dow in Pinewood, South Carolina. He departed this earthly life on October 30, 2016 while a patient at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Raymond received his education from the Sumter School District in Pinewood, SC graduating from Manchester High School with the class of 1969. Understanding the importance of having a strong foundation, Raymond accepted Christ as his personal savior. Raymond was affiliated with a number of churches including: New Hope UMC, Destiny Christian Center and Grace Cathedral Ministry where he was appointed as a deacon.
On March 21, 1998, Deacon Raymond Dow married Emily Ruth James. As a devoted husband and father, Raymond held several positions until he retired from Thomasville Furniture Industry after 21 years of service. Raymond lived, loved and laughed. One would say he was a sharp dresser, life of the party and a true jokester! He enjoyed cooking, grilling, fishing and all types of sports. Raymond loved people and let’s just say “Everyone Loves Raymond”!
Heaven gates awaits Raymond as he joins his parents and six siblings.
Leaving to cherish his fond memories includes his wife, Emily James Dow of the home, two sons: Raymond (Renee) Dow, Jr. and Chris Mashore both of Thomasville, NC; five daughters: Sherri Roberson and Angela Camp Keitt of Thomasville, NC, Wendy Dow of High Point, NC, Tara (Valerie) Dow of Badin Lake, NC and Alecia (James Lee) Adams of Pinewood, SC; eighteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters: Almeta (Leroy) Moore of Pinewood, SC and Evelyn Black of Miami, Fl; four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law; godmother, Lily Prickett; three godchildren: Hezekiah, Kevin and Jasmine; three spiritual children: Betty Durant, James and Linda Burgess and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.