Raymond Lewis Bacon

May 11, 1934 - November 6, 2012
Raymond Lewis Bacon

Raymond Lewis Bacon, 78, of Wilmington passed away surrounded by family and friends Wednesday, November 6, 2012 at the Lowe Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Cener.

Born in Long Branch, NJ on May 11, 1934 he was the son of the late G. Raymond and Constance Lewis Bacon.

He was a 1952 graduate of Long Branch High School and a 1954 graduate of Monmouth Junior College with an AA Degree in Business Administration.

After a brief career in the family printing business, Ray took a different direction into outside sales. He retired after 20 years with Heidelberg Eastern, Inc. during which time he earned numerous awards for superior sales. He then moved his family to Hampstead, NC. Using his carpentry skills, Ray built their new home in Olde Point in Hampstead. He later used these same talents to establish his carpentry business doing small renovations and fine carpentry for numerous contractors and home owners. For the last five years, he worked for the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in Surf City, NC.

Ray served in several capacities with Olde Point Property Owners Associations. Ray was an active member of Hampstead United Methodist Church. He was known by his best friends as “Mr. Fixit.” In the early years of Ray and Lynne’s marriage, they volunteered as crisis hotline intervention workers.

Ray is survived by his wonderful wife, Lynne, of 39 years. During that period they enjoyed traveling, boating, golfing and the beach. There was nothing more important than raising a blended family of seven children; namely, Laurence Bacon (Julie) of Lafayette, CO, Melissa Brann (Doug) of Naples, FL, Melinda Bacon of McKinleyville, CA, Randolph Bacon (Kelly) of Alpharetta, GA, Timothy O’Brien of Miami Beach, FL, Shannon O’Brien Hawke (David) of Lake Worth, FL and Danielle King of Manasquan, NJ including fourteen grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Jean Hubbard (Frank) of Moscow, PA , Susan Spencer (John) of Severn, MD and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Celebration will be held 11 am Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. officiated by Pastor Randy Maynard of Hampstead United Methodist Church. The family will see friends one hour prior to the service.

A special note of thanks is extended to the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and to his special neice, Lorri Couvillion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the charity of one’s choice.

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  • November 08, 2012
    Tracy and Betsy Peters says:
    Lynne and Family, It was with great sadness to hear of Ray's passing. Many words could be used to tell of his worth to those who knew him, but to say he was a really nice man and we will miss him will suffice for now. I enjoyed the times we went out to sea fishing. We never once caught anything, but we had fun just seeing how close the GPS could get us to the boxcars where the fish should have been but never were. May you take solace in the fact that he is at peace now. Love, Tracy and Betsy Peters

  • November 06, 2012
    Barbara Thomas says:
    You are greatly missed and loved. Barbara

  • November 06, 2012
    Denis C. Adkins says:
    We will miss Ray. Worked with Ray at Lowes and always enjoyed talking with him.

  • November 10, 2012
    Leslie Bergman Savage says:
    Dear Family, I have such fond memories of visiting Uncle Ray, Larry, Missy and Mindy when I was young. Every time I visited Grandma Lewis I’d want to run over to his big yellow house. I appreciate Uncle Ray’s warm, welcoming, and loving heart to play with my cousins. You are in my prayers. Hugs from Leslie

  • November 09, 2012
    Julie & Sean McWilliams says:
    Thinking about the Bacon family... Our sympathies go out to the entire family, especially to Randy & Kelly.