Richard Wayne Monroe, 91, of Aberdeen, went home to his Lord on Thursday, July 5th.

A period of visitation will be held at the Boles Funeral Home, 425 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Southern Pines on Sunday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 2:00 p.m.

A life – long resident of Moore County, Richard was born on July 9th, 1926 to the late Benjamin Fuller and Addie Florence Morgan Monroe. As a young man he worked at the saw mills in the West Philadelphia section of Moore county. On May 14th, 1950 he married Ethel Black. The couple would move from West End to Aberdeen in 1953, to the house they still share to this day. Richard went on to work for J.P. Stevens textiles as a “slasher”. He soon started to raise and breed dogs, a project that became full time as he opened up Monroe Kennels. Richard added Monroe’s Red Worms, serving 3 counties of fisherman. Known as “The Dog Man”, Richard enjoyed fishing and bird hunting with his dogs. He liked listening to gospel music on his radio and had attended Big Oak Church.

Richard was the loving husband Ethel Black Monroe, having celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary this past May 14th. He was the father of Wanda Lefler, (Robert), Leland Monroe, and Norma Monroe Newton (Floyd). He was the grandfather of Benjamin (Lucy), and Jacob (Brittley) Monroe, Natalie Kasper (Tony), Brent Rice (Stephanie), Darren (fiancé Gea), Matthew Newton (Lynn), Mark Newton (Jennifer) and Bobby Newton (girlfriend Kristie). He is also survived by his 10 great – grandchildren. He is preceded by his brothers Roy, Worth, Albert, Odell and sister Rachel Dunlap. 

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Richard Wayne Monroe, please visit Boles’ Tribute Store.

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