Funeral services were held Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Fleetwood with the Rev. Wayne Ratcliffe officiating. Burial followed in the Bethany Cemetery.
The family received friends on Saturday, May 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Richard Waugh Lemly was born on Dec. 7, 1925 in Ashe County to the late Harris and Annie Belle Cook Lemly.
In addition to his family, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Norman Lemly, Townly Lemly, Ithel Lemly; and three sisters, Ruth Greene, Edwina Kincaid, Lorene Edwards.
Richard is survived by his wife, Minnie Lemly of Fleetwood; three sons, James Richard Lemly and wife, Vicki, of Fleetwood, Fred Allen Lemly and wife, Sandra, of Fleetwood, Keith Neil Lemly and wife, Michele, of Fleetwood; three daughters, Carolyn Moser and husband, John, of Fleetwood, Ellen Church and husband, Cline, of Fleetwood, Evelyn Lemly of St. John Indiana; two brothers, Clayton Lemly and wife, Ruth, of West Jefferson, Tracy Lemly and wife, Elizabeth, of Fleetwood; three sisters, Wilma Williams and husband, Albert, of Elkton, Md., Ola Belle Edwards of West Jefferson, Ailene Young of West Jefferson; 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey Lemly of Charlotte, Richard Moser of West Jefferson, Marty Firebaugh of Corinth, Tx., Devon Houck of Fleetwood, Holly McClure of Fleetwood, Wilson Lemly of Glendale Springs, Amber Scott of Fleetwood, Hannah Lemly of Fleetwood, Alex Church of Fleetwood, Tatum Lemly of Fleetwood; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a servant to the community.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church Building Fund in care of Sandy Lemly, 442 Lemly Hill Road, Fleetwood, NC 28626.
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Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.