Richard W. Hord Sr., 83


Richard Wayne Hord Sr., 83, of 200 Mayberry Drive, Buies Creek, died Friday, July 20, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Hord was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Kings Mountain to the late James Wayne and Myrtle Williams Hord. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Marie Dean Hord; and son, Richard Wayne “Ricky” Hord Jr.; siblings, Michael Hord, Glenda Hord Davis, David Hord, Jerry Wayne Hord, Audrey Hord Bundy and Kenneth Hord. Mr. Hord was a retired engineer with Southern Railway and was also a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

Mr. Hord was a member of Banner Post 109 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Angier Post 6983, where he served as past post commander and quartermaster with the VFW. He was also a past member of the Buies Creek Fire Department.

Mr. Hord was a deacon at the former Community Chapel Church and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Graveside funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Angier.    

Survivors include his fiancée, Carolyn Chambers of Roxboro; daughters, Debbie Hord Stephenson and husband Keith of Lillington, Renee Hord Cantrell and husband Roger of Buies Creek; grandchildren, Derrick and Casey Cantrell, Erica Cantrell and Robert Gurganus; great-grandchild, Natalie Marie Cantrell; brothers, Douglas Hord and wife Renate of Fayetteville, Joe Hord and wife Della of Southern Pines; sisters-in-law, Faye Dean Smith of Angier and Doris Hawley Carroll of Willow Spring; brother-in-law, Jerry Dean of Angier; and many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., prior to the graveside service, at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Angier Post 6983 or to the Wounded Warrior Project.


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