He was of strong work ethic and spirit. He loved people and it was said “he never met a stranger”. He has worked in produce, owned a service station, furniture stores, and drove trucks; but most of all he was known for his love and success in the furniture industry as a manufacture sales representative and later a national sales manager. Raymond was solid in his faith, a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, and did not mind telling anyone about his Savior. He was a generous man who loved helping others and forwarding the cause of Christ. He enjoyed attending his church, Starlight Baptist Church in Winter Springs, having fellowship with his friends, but most of all he loved being with his family. He cherished family vacations, cookouts at the house … if the family was there he was happy!
He is preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Reba Carringer of Blue Ridge, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Vernette Carringer of nearly 56 years; Sons, Pastor Rex (Christy) Carringer and Pastor Mike (Christy) Carringer; Sisters, Lyn Lord and Nancy (Rusty) Arp; Grandchildren, Nicole (Nathan) Pitts, Keith (Bethany) Carringer, Kurt (Rylee) Carringer, Luke Carringer, Hannah Carringer and Stephen Carringer; Great Grandchildren, Mavrick Pitts, Elliana Carringer, two on the way and hopes of many more.
Celebration of Life Service and viewing will be conducted on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Starlight Baptist Church, 350 Hayes Road, Winter Springs, Florida. Viewing begins at 11:30 a.m. and the service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Forrest City, Florida. Conducting the services will be his two sons and his pastor Dr. Glenn Riggs.