May 5, 2022, 76, Goldsboro –
Raymond Edward Wiler, Jr., 76, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at the Brian Center. Born in Budd Lake, New Jersey on June 2, 1945 to the late Raymond Edward Wiler, Sr. and Ruth Sutton.
In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Mitch B. Wiler and his sister, Gloria Talmadge.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 16 years, Barbara Lane Wiler; children, Khristine Dodd, David Wiler (Nicole), and James Wiler; step-children, Pamela Campbell (Kevin Welsh), Karen Mills (Gray), and Rachel Groves (Billy); half-brothers, Floyd Wiler and Gary Wiler; half-sister, Rada Wiler; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Raymond proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He retired in 1985 after more than 20 years of service. He later owned and operated locksmith service in Goldsboro.
Raymond was a true man’s man. He was a skilled handyman and do-it-yourselfer. Raymond enjoyed being outdoors no matter the season. He relished in the opportunity to go hunting or wet a fishing line. In his downtime, Raymond enjoyed watching old Western television shows.
Raymond was musically gifted, being proficient at playing the harmonica, accordion, and piano. He was also a talented vocalist and sang for many years in the church choir.
Raymond was a dedicated and faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church. Along with singing in the choir, he also served as a deacon.
A service to celebrate Raymond’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Fishman officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Wayne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Baptist Church, 1086 NC Hwy 111 S., Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.