Obituary for Richard L. Styers of Aberdeen

Richard L. Styers, 82, of Aberdeen, NC died peacefully in his home on Dec. 27, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born on May 25, 1940 to parents Fred Styers Sr. and Grace Peele Styers in Pinehurst, NC. He attended Aberdeen High School and helped them win many football games.  He also served as a volunteer Aberdeen Fire Fighter for over 20 years while working at Cardinal Chemicals.

Richard married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Donna Quinn Styers on September 1, 1962.  During their 50 years of marriage, they had 2 daughters, Lisa Wood of Aberdeen, NC and Kimberly Bryan of Seven Lakes, NC (both surviving).

Richard was a local collard farmer; many came from all around the county to buy his delicious collards.  He enjoyed spending time with his furbabies, fishing, cooking, and of course his Grizzly tobacco. He and Donna spent many great years of retirement at his family home at Holden Beach, NC.

Richard is survived by siblings Sander Garner, Susan Johnson, and Teresa Jones; and grandchildren Melissa Daly and Christopher Sanders and great grandchildren Beau Sanders and Emerson Sanders. Richard was preceded in death by his late wife Donna Styers, his parents, Fred Styers Sr. and Grace Peele Styers and siblings Hazel Styers, Francis Everett, and Fred Jr Styers.

A graveside service will be held December 30, 2022 at 2:00pm at Old Bethesda Church Cemetery in Aberdeen, NC.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Caring Hearts for Canines, P.O. Box 1219 Southern Pines, NC 28288 or the Aberdeen Fire Department, 800 Holly St., Aberdeen, NC 28315.

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Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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