Robert King Raymond – Wake Forest Obituary

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Robert King Raymond

Aug 2, 1943 – May 18, 2016

Bob Raymond passed away at home in Wake Forest on May 18, 2016. He was born August 2, 1943 in St. Petersburg, FL, the youngest of Col. Allen and Mrs Clara Raymond’s eight children. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Nan, and brother Bill.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Wake Forest, on Saturday May 21st, at 11am with burial immediately following at Wake Forest Cemetery.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Shirley, daughters Lorie (David Speight), and Tricia (Lonni Mahoney), and son Bob (Diane Ortli), plus grandchildren: Andrew, Steven, David, and Danny Sanders; Bryce, Kristen, and Patrick Lanning; Grant, Chris, Addison, and Marin Raymond. Also his other sister, four remaining brothers, and their multitudinous children and grandchildren.

Bob graduated from Bishop Barry High School in St. Petersburg in 1961 and immediately joined the U.S. Army, serving in the 503rd Infantry 2nd Airborne Brigade until 1963. He worked his way through St. Petersburg Junior College and The University of South Florida as a milkman for Hood’s Dairy from 1963-1972. Bob earned his MBA from Duke University in 1986. He worked as a manager with Electronic Data Systems from 1972-1993. He owned and operated Uniglobe King Travel from 1993-2006 and was an SBA Counselor from 2006-2008. Bob was a member of Kiwanis in Avon Lake, OH, and Wake Forest, NC, serving as President of the Avon Lake club.

Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 Friday evening at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919-556-5811)