Raymond Edmond Margerum, Jr.

January 28, 1920 - June 1, 2009
Raymond Edmond Margerum, Jr.

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Raymond Edmond Margerum, Jr., 89 of Hendersonville passed away Monday, June 1, 2009 at Four Seasons Elizabeth House.

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was the son of Raymond E. and Irene Freck Margerum. He resided in Bucks County, Pennsylvania before moving to Hendersonville twenty years ago and spent his forty-year professional career as a dentist in Trenton. He was a graduate of Penn State University and University of Pennsylvania Dental School, and he served as a dental surgeon in the United States Navy during World War II. Ray had numerous hobbies and interests including sailing, flying, woodworking, golfing and bridge. He was a member of St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church.

Ray was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Kinder Margerum in 2007, and is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Piper, of Burlington, NC; five sons, Raymond Margerum III and wife Patty of Allentown, New Jersey; Barry Margerum and wife Bobbi of Santa Cruz, California; Philip Smith and wife Pat of Asheville, NC; Allan Smith and wife Susan, and Craig Smith and wife Leslie all of Stockton, New Jersey; ten grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Special gratitude is extended by the family to his friend, Isabelle Ashley.

A memorial service will be held at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church. The date and time will be announced when finalized.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Residents in Need Fund, Carolina Village, 600 Carolina Village Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792, or to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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  • June 03, 2009
    Magallon family says:
    May those beautiful yesterdays always remain in your heart, and your sorrow gently fade away. May you find strength in your faith, comfort in God's love, and peace in knowing your friends are praying for you. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) May it be a source of inner strength to know that there's a loving God watching over you, and that, throughout this time of need, He'll stay close by your side. I have fought the fine fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have observed the faith.-2Timothy 4:7. As for me, I will lie down that I may sleep; I shall certainly awake, for Jehovah himself keeps supporting me. -Psalms 3:5

  • June 04, 2009
    Clay and Wynelle Thompson says:
    Clay and I were neighbors to Pat and Ray when they lived in Glenbrook. The nice memories of their friendship, good conversation, and examples of how to live life to the fullest are cherished. Sincerely, Clay and Wynelle Thompson

  • June 07, 2009
    David Goehrig says:
    I am sad to hear the news of Ray's passing. I have known Ray all of my life. I remember going to Eagles football games, sharing our Sigma Chi fraternity experiences, sailing on Barnegat Bay, and sitting in his dentist's chair, but most of all I remember visiting his home, growing up with his family. I want to offer condolences, and wish to be remembered to his remaining family: Ray, Barry, Phillip, Allan, and Craig. I lost contact with his family over the years, so now is the first I have heard of Pat's passsing in 2007. I am equally sad to hear that news. I have just as many fond memories of times that I spent with her.

  • June 10, 2009
    Jackie Patterson says:
    I have been cutting Ray's hair for almost 20 yrs. I enjoyed the many interesting conversations we've had and the loyalty he has given me over the years..He will truely be missed...My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this very difficult time... Jackie Patterson