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Richard Messer

September 4, 1941 ~ November 28, 2020 (age 79)

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Oliver Richard Messer, 79, of the Beech Creek Community, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, 28 November 2020, after a long illness.

Richard was born in Gastonia, NC on 4 September 1941 to the late Robert Richard Messer and Doris (Stiles) Hollifield of Robbinsville.

Richard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Violet (Grindstaff) Messer and their daughter, Kathy (Messer) Pullium of Robbinsville, their son, Richard Michael Messer and his wife, Cindy, of Louisville, KY.  Richard is also survived by his sister, Lisa Young of Anderson, SC, and his brother, Morris Rogers of Robbinsville, and several nieces and nephews.  Richard his two grandchildren, Ashley (Pullium) Hyde and her husband Jacob Hyde, of Robbinsville, Jonathan Richard Messer of Louisville, KY, one great grandchild, Asher Hyde, of Robbinsville.  Richard has also been blessed with three step-grandchildren, Jennifer Highbaugh, Gary Jenkins, and Anna Jenkins, all of Louisville, KY.

Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements, however in light of the family’s wishes and the pandemic, there will not be any viewing or services.  Family and friends are always welcome at the residence.  A special heartfelt thank you goes out to the family and friends that helped and visited Richard during his journey.  God bless you all.

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