Richard “Herman” Mayberry, 88, of Mooresville, N.C. passed away at home on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. He was born in Statesville, N.C., on January 31, 1932, the son of the late Robert Cleve and Mary Barker Mayberry. He is also preceded in death by his brother Grady Mayberry and sister Mozelle Mayberry.

Herman worked for 40 years driving a truck hauling fuel oil, diesel, and wood chips. He married the love of his life, Betty Dixon Mayberry, on June 9, 1951. They have spent the last 60 years raising kids, grandkids, and great grandkids at their home on Lake Norman. Herman was a loving grandfather who was never too busy to spend time with his grandkids, whether that meant taking them for rides in his “big truck”, teaching them to water ski, or spending hours in the boat trying to sling them off the tube.

Left to cherish his memory are his fiercely devoted wife of 70 years Betty Dixon Mayberry; sons Bob Mayberry and David Mayberry (wife Kathy); daughter Susie Mayberry Lee (husband Clifton); grandchildren Sherry Walter (husband Chad), Adam Pestlin (Wife Melissa), Daniel Mayberry, David Mayberry, and Megan Mayberry; great grandchildren Andrew Moody (Wife Madisyn), Jordan Boatwright, Kendall Walter, and Jackson Walter.

Visitation and Funeral Services will be held at Nicholson Funeral home in Statesville on Saturday, December 5. Visitation will be from 12 1o 1 p.m. followed by the funeral at 1 p.m.

Condolences my be sent to the family to www.nicholsonfunerals.com. Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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