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David Ray Risher, Sr.
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  • Pet Helpers
    1447 Folly Road
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“Just heard today of David's passing. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I worked with David at the Paper Mill and he was always a nice...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Fred Coward - North Charleston, SC

“My heart goes out to the family. David Ray will trully be missed. I remember him very well from growing up in Laurel park and old JIHS days. My...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Caryn Gregory Pace - Pelham, TN

“Prayers and condolences to you all. David will surely be missed. God bless. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Eileen Donegan - Yonges Island, SC

“Prayers of peace and comfort to the family. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa Hartline/Jones - Rowesville, SC

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of David. He was an awesome guy. I can sit and remember all the fun things we did growing up and going to high...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Kim Grooms - Chas, SC

“David and Christy, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Andi Jordan - Chas, SC

“David was our neighbor and good friend, he will be dearly missed. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Tommy & Gina Mock - Johns island, SC

“I remember so many times we would talk Cuz to Cuz waiting to go into Church downtown when we were about 10 years old. My how I I miss those times and...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Douglas Risher - Hollywood, SC

“David, Christy and Judy. We're so sorry to hear of David's passing, you are in our prayers as you move though this time of loss. David's smile...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Lori Fox Reid - Dayton, TN

10 of 16 | Posted by: MERRI GRIFFIN - ladson, SC

“Dear Risher Family; I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. Please know that many are praying for you in hopes that somehow you many find some...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Beth Burk - Charleston, SC

“So sorry for your loss, I talked with him just last week, as I live next door to him and have know him for twenty years. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Katherine Oakley - James Island, SC

“Dear Alan & family, I am so very sorry to hear about David's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Cathy Weatherford- Hyatt - SC

“Ray and Alan, So sorry to hear of David's passing. I have good memories of David as one of the best players on my 9&10 year old basketball teams at...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Im so sorry Alan. I will always remember all of you fondly from old Laurel Park. Im just so sorry. Such sad news. He always had a big grin and hug...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Joy Sanders - Ehrhardt, SC

“I love you, Daddy! ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Christy Risher - Mount Pleasant, SC

David Ray Risher, Sr., 57, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Monday, May 15, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1519 Sam Rittenberg Blvd at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

David was born July 29, 1959 in Charleston , South Carolina, son of Ray Zetrouer Risher and the late Donald G. Risher. He was a graduate of James Island High School and a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a retired backtender at Westvaco. David enjoyed spending his time fishing, crabbing and being outdoors with his best friend Kingston the Yorkie. He was a former member of the James Island Yacht Club.

He is survived by his mother, Ray Zetrouer Risher of Charleston, SC; son, David R. Risher, Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughter, Christy Renee Risher Bivens (Stephen) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; brother, Alan Wayne Risher of Charleston, SC; niece, Jennifer Lane Risher; nephew, Alan Wayne Risher, Jr. and close family friend George H. Brisben.

David was predeceased by his brother, Stephen D. Risher.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412.