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Sunday July 16th, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Ladies Parlor at St Luke
Sunday July 16th, 2017

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St Luke United Methodist Church
Sunday July 16th, 2017

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Richard Byron Hager

Richard Byron Hager 64, of Sanford passed away at Duke University Medical Center on Tuesday July 11, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday July 16, 2017 at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery.


Mr. Hager was born in Iredell County and was preceded in death by his father, Richard M. Hager and his mother Catherine Winecoff. He served many years on the Board of Elections and also served as Past Chairman. He served as a Family Law Specialist for 37 years. He graduated with an undergrad degree from UNC and was a part of the charter class of Campbell School of Law.


Mr. Hager is survived by his wife, Kimberly Simpson Hager of Sanford; son, Richard Simpson Alexander Hager of Sanford; daughter, Sarah Frances Hager Oxendine (Ryan) of Raleigh; daughter, Elaine Hager Berton (Gheric) of Charlotte; son, Byron Patrick Hager of Wilmington and daughter, Wendy Hager Kreitman (Ryan) of Raleigh; brothers, Greg Hager (Wanda) of Winterville and Tony Hager (Mary) of North Myrtle Beach; sister, Rhonda Argenbright (Dean) of Winterville; five grandchildren, Hayes and Cate Oxendine, Cameron and Davis Berton, and Parker Kreitman; many nieces and nephews.


The family will greet friends from 2-3pm in the Ladies Parlor before the Funeral.


Memorial contributions can be made to Duke Cancer Institute, Office of Development, 710 W. Main St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701

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God strengthens us by giving us the "power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day". Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7) jw.org

Rachel Morton Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Robby And Colleen Campbell Jul 23 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Hager

Debbie Sandlin Jul 20 2017 12:00 AM

I am so saddened to learn of Rick's death. He was a friend and colleague and I always looked forward to spending time with him at our various meetings and seminars. My prayers are with the family.

Howard L. Gum Jul 19 2017 12:00 AM

I first got to know Rick as a fellow domestic lawyer in the mid 1990's. We had two cases against each other and resolved both of them in an amicable manner. Later we served as Mediators for one another in other cases. I always enjoyed seeing Rick's big smile and jovial way of describing even the most complex legal problem. I know his family and close friends will miss but the family law bar misses him also. He was a good lawyer and a good person. John Narron

John Narron Jul 19 2017 12:00 AM

I have known Rick since my legal career started in Smithfield in the early '80's. Rick was always a respected and respectful opponent, and also became a very formidable mediator in complex family law cases. I have appreciated my friendship with him over the years, and extend my condolences to his family in your time of loss.

Brad Schulz Beaufort, NC Jul 18 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Hager

Brenda B. and Gerald M. White Jul 18 2017 12:00 AM

Rick was a good friend to me, who stood by me when many didn't, which is to his credit and not mine. I sorrow at his passing, along with his family and other friends. I am grateful I knew him.

Mike Stephenson Jul 16 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my prayers & blessings are with you.

Kathryn Joye Jensen Jul 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Hager

Andy & Dorline (Rose) Nelson - Columbus, Georgia Jul 16 2017 12:00 AM

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