Raymon Shelvy Lemaster, age 85 of Grant, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at his residence.
He was born on December 13, 1935. Mr. Lemaster spent most of his life on Grant Mountain where he was the oldest of nine children. He played basketball at KDS DAR and graduated high school there in 1954. He was raised on a farm and he continued to enjoy gardening his entire life. He is well known for growing large watermelons and giving away most everything he grew to friends and family.
Mr. Lemaster also enjoyed playing the guitar and spent some of his younger years entertaining brothers and sisters on the front porch. As he grew older, he began going to flea markets and enjoyed meeting new people each week. He also grew very fond of animals and rescued many cats and dogs and gave them a home. He attended Grant Church of Christ and enjoyed being there with his friends.
Mr. Lemaster is survived by his sisters, Carolyn Helton (Granville), Linda Vaughn (Ronnie), and Donna Bearden; brothers, James Lemaster, Rayburn Lemaster (Carolyn), Sam Lemaster (Wanda), and Joe Lemaster (Glenda); and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edd & Otha Selvage Lemaster; and a sister, Alma Jean Allen.
Funeral services were Friday, April 9, at Grant Memorial Chapel, with Bro. David Powell officiating. Pallbearers included Danny Lemaster, Roger Allen, Darchell Lemaster, DeShane Vaughn, Ryan Stewart and Ben Sutton. Honorary pallbearers were Darrell Lemaster, Jarrod Lemaster, Jonah Sutton and Ethan Vaughn and Trent Lemaster. Burial was in the Free Home Cemetery.