Mr. Raymond “Papa” Douglas Addis, age 71, husband of Jo Ellen Holcombe Addis of 49 years, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday at his home.
Mr. Addis was born in Union, October 23, 1948, a son of the late W.S. and Joyce Mae White Addis. He was a 1969 graduate of Union High School and was retired from Cone Mill, Carlisle Finishing. Mr. Addis was a veteran of the US Army and retired from the SC National Guard, Union Unit where he honorably served with a proud group of soldiers.
He coached Little League baseball for several years and was considered to be the best athlete in his family. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and golfer. He was the kindest, most humble, hardworking and loving husband, father, and Papa. Raymond was a caregiver for his brother Robin on a daily basis.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Kevin Addis and wife Leigh of Greenwood; a daughter, Daniela Addis Peagler and husband Daniel of Gilbert; a brother, Robin Addis of Union; three grandchildren, Caroline Addis, Cameron Addis, and Addison Peagler; a sister-in-law, Cheryl Moss and husband Mike of Union; a brother-in-law, Tony Ward and wife Anita of Union; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Anne Cook.
Memorial services with Military Honors will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Robert Scott, Rev. Brad Goodale, and Rev. Dr. Ron Culberson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Henderson, Jeff Berry, Randall Wright, Will Hickson, James Harris, Dean Gregory, Jim McCutcheon, Michael Gough, David Smith, Charles Henderson, Charlie Jenkins, Bill Robinson, Heath Ward, Patrick Beacham, Kevin Farmer, Ermy Wilson, Ronald Davis, Bird Arthur, Ronnie Gault, and Kenny Arthur.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday evening at Philippi Baptist Church.
Memorial may be made to Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.
The family is at the home, 472 Bruce O. Wilson Rd., Union, SC 29379.
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