Richard Ray “Dick” Neher, 86

WILMINGTON — Richard Ray “Dick” Neher, 86, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on November 5, 2021.

Dick was born June 19, 1935, in Logansport, Indiana to the late Gerald R. and Edith Neher. He grew up in Indiana and Michigan and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in 1954. He completed his 3-year USMC service at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), New River, NC. Dick met his future wife and mother of his three children, Annie Marie (Carter) Neher, while stationed at MCAS New River.

Dick retired from General Electric in 1998 after 30 years of employment. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will also be remembered for the many years of coaching youth baseball and basketball in Wilmington, NC from 1966 until 2003.

Dick is survived by his three sons, Gregory Dean Neher (Judy), Steven Ray Neher (Allysha) and Jeffrey Scott Neher; two brothers, Ronald Neher of Logansport, Indiana and Jerry Neher of Detroit, Michigan; one sister, Brenda Fiedler-Sims of Columbia, Missouri; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and special friend Debbie Bessette.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

A celebration of his life will be held 2 pm Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel led by Pastor Rick Crocker.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the Marine Corps League Cape Fear Detachment #1070, P.O. Box 15232, Wilmington, NC 28408.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington

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