Jimmy Ray Comer, age 60, of 1243 Caviness Town Road, Robbins, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 10, 2014, following an auto accident. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 16, 2014, at 3 PM at Beulah Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Dr. Neal Jackson, Dr. Curtis Barbery and the Rev. Jamie Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Sheryl L. Comer, of the home; daughter, Morgan Comer of Bennett and fiancée Matthew Evans of Statesville; son, Worth Comer and wife Jenny of Bennett; granddaughter Ellie Grace Comer; mother Ethelene C. Comer of Robbins; sisters, Joyce C. Garner of Bennett and Judy C. Clendenin and husband Al of Robbins. He was preceded in death by his father Ted Comer and brother Dean.
From childhood, Jimmy honored his family’s heritage by sawmilling with his father and grandfather for many years. He previously worked with the NC Department of Corrections and was actively employed with the Moore County Sheriff’s Department as a detention officer; where he worked for 17 years.
Jimmy enjoyed spending time outdoors; sawmilling, gardening and hunting with family and friends. He had a thirst for knowledge and was quite the historian regarding community and general American history. Most importantly, he loved his family and helping those in need; always putting his family and community before himself.
His life represented the love he hoped we would share with one another and he carried out God's mission through his unselfish nature and compassion for others. Jimmy always said, “I don't have to be seen and heard; I just want to help and do my job in the background.”
The Family will receive friends Saturday, February 15, at Beulah Baptist Church, 8454 Howard Mill Road, Bennett, from 3-5 PM, and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to the Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund. Condolences may be offered at www.joycebradychapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Comer family.