Media Contact: Geoff Cantrell, Public Information Officer
RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 15, 2010) – Fred Rorrer, a longtime hunter education specialist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission who taught thousands of North Carolinians about respect and enjoyment of the outdoors, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 11. He was 52 years old.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 16th, at the Fair Funeral Home, 432 Boone Road, Eden. The family will receive friends beginning one hour prior to the service at Fair Funeral Home.
“Fred Rorrer was the caliber of man who, whether personally or professionally, represented conservation and this agency in the best possible way,” said Col. Dale Caveny, chief of the Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement, which administers the state’s Hunter Education Program. “He was an avid outdoorsman and a great ambassador for hunting and fishing. His passing leaves a void and, for those who knew him, a real hurt.”
As a hunter education specialist, Rorrer was tireless as he coordinated activities with volunteer instructors; assisted youth, church and civic groups with programs and events; and provided instruction in his own scheduled hunter education courses. He was a leader in the Youth Hunter Safety Skills Tournaments and helped bolster North Carolina teams and individuals to the top levels of national competition.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the National Wild Turkey Federation.