Richard L. Raimer

August 19, 1943 ~ December 6, 2010

Richard L. Raimer, age 67, passed away December 6, 2010, at a local hospital.

A resident of Lake Charles, he was born August 19, 1943, in Houston, TX, to Othar and Ollie Warner Raimer. After graduating from LaGrange High School he attended McNeese State University. He later completed the Executive MBA Program at Louisiana State University. Mr. Raimer was employed by PPG for 40 years and worked as an Operations Supervisor until retirement in 2005. He was a member of Sale Street Baptist Church and also served in the United States Army. An avid golfer and master gardener, Richard also enjoyed using his engineering and carpentry skills to aid friends and family. Richard will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death were his parents, and a son, James "Jamie" Raimer.

Survivors include his wife, Faith Raimer of Lake Charles; two daughters, Melissa Raimer Cahill of Houston, TX and Stephanie Raimer James and husband, Gary of Lake Charles; two step-daughters, Laurie Evans and husband, Stan of Franklin, TN and Lynley Jones and husband, Rex of Lafayette; two brothers, Othar "Skip" Raimer of Lake Charles and Jack Raimer of Crosby, TX; and ten grandchildren, Sarah, Andrew, and Austin Evans, John and Matthew Cahill, Anna Jagneaux, Rex and Olivia Jones, and Hannah and Seth James.

His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2010, at Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. Kent Shepherd and Rev. Ernest Walker will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be George Jones, Skip Raimer, Rex Jones, Gary James, Stan Evans, Dr. James Gaharan, and Grady Portie. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 9, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Friday, December 10, from 9 a.m. until time of service. Family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718, or The Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, P.O. 4196, Monroe, LA, 71211.

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  1. Allen and I are so sorry. We know this is hard for you. Richard is in God's hands as he has always been. YOu are in our prayers and thoughts.

  2. Carol and I are so sorry for your loss. I worked with Richard for 20 years and enjoyed his sense of humor as well as being one of my favorite bosses. I will miss him at work as well as on the golf course. May God give you comfort in this time of passing.

  3. Dear Faith, Jamie, Melissa, and Stephanie,I offer my heartfelt condolences to your families at this time of loss. Richard became my first boss over 20 years ago when I started working at PPG Lake Charles. He helped start my career in chemical operations. He was a very smart and humorous man. My family offers each you our prayers during your time of loss.Sincerely,Duke Lippincott

  4. Dear Melissa, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. After my conversations with you, I know that your presence and your wonderful nature at this phase of your fathers life made this difficult transition much easier for your dad. Gods light shines so much brighter at this moment with the heart and soul of your dear father. I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. Faith Skip,We are sorry for you loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Thanks for sharing him with us.

  6. FaithWhat do I say? I never know what to say in times like this so I will just talk from the heart. As you so well know Richard was special. I worked with Richard at PPG for the better part of 30 years. He always told you like it was and was always so helpful. He was so knowledgeable and a wonderful employee. We would run into each other at the golf course and it was like we had just seen each other the day before.I can't even begin to imagine your loss. I wish i could say something that would make you feel better. Memories – cherish all the memories that you have and be greatful that you have so many. I wish we could be there to be with you but we are out of town. Please remember Richard was/is special and he will not be forgotten. Please don't hesitate to call if we can do anything. We will keep you and the family in our prayers.bill and bettyschwarzauer

  7. I am so terribly sorry Melissa……….I know how much your Daddy meant to you. He was so lucky to have you as his daughter. You and you family will be in my prayers. Please ley me know if you need anything.Brenda

  8. I cannot express how sorry I am for you Melissa, and your family. My thoughts are with you during these hard times. You are without doubt your father's child. Besides the goodness you carry within, you have his soft eyes, and his love and kindness will keep shining through you.Katinka Frazier

  9. I worked with Richard for 31 years at PPG. He was a good man to work with and for. I know that he will be missed. You have my deepest condolences.Kelly Shoemake

  10. Melissa: I am soooo sorry to hear this. I have been in New York with Joe and just got back. Please call me when you get back. I received the wonderful wreath you sent. It now smells like Christmas around here. I really feel your pain and wish there was something I could do to be there for you.

  11. My sincerest sympathy to the family on the loss of Richard. He was a fine and decent man. I know he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

  12. Our hearts go out to all of the family. Richard was a very special man that was always considerate of others. He will be missed very much. You are all in our prayers. We will be there if Ben is feeling better – he is under the weather with a severe cold sore throat. Even if we are not there we, will be there in spirit and our arms will be around you consoling you with your loss.Love to all of you,Karen Ben

  13. Our prayers are with you at this time. Richard was a childhood friend with a quiteand kind demeamor. I was converted and called to preach after graduation but Richard's witness left a lasting impression as to whatChristianity was all about.Rev Randall Chesson, Sulphur, La.

  14. Thank you for allowing me to take care of your loved one…I enjoyed every bit of his company and yours….I will never forget you…..Grace and Peace, Isha =)

  15. To Faith, Melissa, and Stephanie,My heart and prayers go out to you during this time. You know how much I thought of your father. I was thinking back to some of the firsts that he was instrumental in like riding a motorcycle and teaching me the correct way to say, and spell, environment. To this day every time I spell that word I think of him. How blessed I was to have your father, not only as a Sunday school teacher, but also later in life, as a friend. Where I live will always keep his memory alive with me. Faith, I only met you a couple of times and oddly enough on the golf course. I am sure that Richard was the kind, gentle soul on and off of the course. May God bless and keep you all. And may His grace and mercy lead you.Mark Teal

  16. We offer our condolences at this time. Richard will always be remembered fondly. So sorry to hear about his passing. May you gain strength from knowing that he with God and at peace.

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