Obituary – Raymond Pimental

Nov 4th, 2019 | By | Category: News, Obituaries

George “Raymond” Pimental passed away October 16, 2019 at the age of 82. Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 19th, at Faith Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Rev. Charles Redmond officiated and burial followed at Meadowview Cemetery, Wartrace.

Raymond was born May 16, 1937 on the island of Bermuda. He met and married his wife Irene Hilda Madeiros in 1962. Together they worked in the family business, The Friendly Store, a local grocery store before moving to Tennessee in November of 1984.

Raymond’s favorite phrase “Everybody Loves Raymond” rings true. He was proud of his heritage as a Bermudian and was equally proud of becoming an American citizen in 1995. He never met a stranger and was known as a life-long practical joker and storyteller. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and enjoyed being a part of the hospitality committee for many years. Raymond was involved in his community in many ways. He served on the Farm Bureau Board, the Election Committee of the Duck River Electric Membership Corp. and the Wartrace Chamber of Commerce for several years. Raymond was an avid horse lover and served as the Volunteer Leader of the 4-H Youth Horse Program and judging teams. For fifteen years Raymond organized the
annual Strolling Jim Memorial Trail Ride for hundreds of riders that benefited local families in need. He truly loved this event. For the past several years he enjoyed his daily breakfast and fellowship with friends in the R.O.M.E.O. (Retired Old Men Eating Out) Club.

Raymond was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents David and Angelina Pimental, brother, Michael Pimental, sister, Kimberly Zuill all of Bermuda.

Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Irene Pimental; son Bruce (Sonja) Pimental of Shelbyville; daughters, Karen (Tony) Howell of Dayton, TN.,
Rebecca Jones of Shelbyville and seven grandchildren, Haley and Jake Pimental, Lucas and Annie Howell, Maddie, Meghan and Miah Jones.

Memorial donations can be made to www.gideons.org/donate for Bibles. The Scoop sends our deepest sympathies to the Pimental Family.

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