Mr. Harold Sylvester Rimmer, 98, of Statesville, N.C., died Saturday January 11, 2020, at his home. Born in Iredell County on November 25, 1921, he was a son of the late Fred Rimmer and Viola Campbell Rimmer.

Mr. Rimmer was a retired building inspector for Iredell County and was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church. He also served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He enjoyed gardening and in May of 2019 he participated in the Queen City Honors Flight to Washington, D.C.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Kay Harkness, Hazel Troutman, Helen Christopher and Rachel Gilmore.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Rimmer of North Wilkesboro, N.C., and Eddie Rimmer (Robin) of Statesville; and two daughters, Doni Kerley of Kernersville, N.C., and Kay Tuttle (Carroll) of Lenoir, N.C. Also surviving are a sister, Eloise Warren; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great grandchild on the way.

Services celebrating Mr. Rimmer’s life will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Oakdale Baptist Church with Pastor Matthew Eades officiating. The family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. Private burial will be at Iredell Memorial Gardens with full military rites presented by the Iredell County Veterans Council Burial Detail.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Oakdale Baptist Church, 585 Mocksville Highway, Statesville, NC 28625 or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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