Ellerbe, NC Willie Richard Cagle, 58 of Ellerbe, passed away on March 20, 2021 at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was born on November 29, 1962 in Montgomery County, NC a son of Audrey Blackmon Cagle and the late Melvin Cagle, Sr. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday at the Ellerbe Cemetery. Facial coverings are required and social distancing is requested. Richard will lie in state on Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham. He is survived by his son Justin Chase Cagle, grandson, Landon Chance Wilson; his mother, Audrey Blackmon Cagle; sister Angela Davis and brother-in-law James Davis; and brothers Melvin Eugene Cagle and Tony Lynn Cagle. Richard will be missed but will be remembered. “ Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call: I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found my place at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I too shall miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow; I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow, My life’s been full, I savoured much; Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my life seemed all too brief; Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me; God wanted me now, He set me free. We love you forever and a day. Condolences may be made online at www.carterfuneral.net.