Raymond Floyd Nimrick, 74, of Tilton, passed away at 2:37 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Presence United Samaritans Hospital in Danville.
Ray was born in Danville the son of Floyd and Isabelle (Gouty) Nimrick on Oct. 5, 1942.
Ray is survived by his children, Nathan R. Nimrick of Seal Beach, Calif., Ryan J. (Elizabeth) Saveley of Loves Park, Tricia A. (Keith) Peoples of Danville; grandchildren, Brittani (Derwin) Brandon, Anaya Peoples and Keison Peoples; two great-grandchildren, Mia and Mila Gage of Chicago; one aunt, Mary-Alice Smith of Brownsburg; close friends Virgil Sheets, Ray Lacey and Howie Humblet; and his beloved dog, Mischief.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Christopher Raymond.
Ray was a graduate of Danville High School. He enjoyed music and played locally for years. He also owned and operated the Dew Drop Inn for many years with his father.
Ray served in the National Guard. He worked at the VA as a barber, later opening his own shop Nimrick's Barber Shop in Tilton that he ran until his illness. He was a member at Second Church of Christ in Danville. Ray loved boating and spending time with his family.
He will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren and all his friends.
A visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at Sunset Funeral Home, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, with a private family service at a later date. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park.
Ray's family asks that memorials be made to Second Church of Christ, 3350 E. Voorhees St. Danville, or Vermilion County Animal Shelter, 14775 Catlin Tilton Road, Danville.
Please join Ray's family in sharing pictures, video and memories on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on July 5, 2017