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Richard Alexander Kiser., 58, passed Away Peacefully Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation of Statesville, North Carolina. Richard was born on November 20, 1953 in Charlotte, N.C. Richard is a graduate of East Mecklenburg High School. He was owner and operator of Bright Works, his boat building business. Richard was a member of A.A. and lived one day at a time. He dearly loved the ocean and animals, especially bassett hounds. Through they ears, Rick always loved to travel, making many wonderful & faithful friends, and “He will be greatly missed“.
He was preceded in death by his parents Millie and Joe Kiser, along with his Brother–In–Law, Claude Dixon of New Bern.
He is survived by his son, Joe Alexander Kiser of Vancouver, Washington, his sister, Jo Elaine Dixon of New Bern, North Carolina, his nephew, Chris Dixon of Raleigh, North Carolina, and his very special friend and caregiver to the end, Julie Tripp of Statesville, North Carolina.
Special thanks go out to each and everyone who made “our loved one’s” last days here so peaceful and comfortable, (especially your visits and calls, Ed). Yours and Julie’s “faithfulness” will never be forgotten. The family and friends would also like to express their sincere appreciation to Pastor Tom Corbell for his spiritual support and guidance and the Gordon Hospice House and Brian Center for the excellent care they provided for Rick during his illness.
A special memorial service is being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local Hospice organization.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, North Carolina is assisting the Kiser family. Online condolences may be made at www.mycarolinacremation.com.