OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
1272 Hwy 367 N, P.O. Box 650, Bald Knob, AR
Robert E. Raynor III
Published: February 24, 2013
Robert E. Raynor III, 79, of Searcy, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Fort Smith. He was born Aug. 24, 1933, the oldest of six children, in Kansas City, Mo. to the late Robert E. Raynor Jr. and Margaret Leahy Raynor. Robert spent his life helping people in any way he could. He graduated from Hogan High School in Kansas City and then graduated from Park College with his Bachelor's Degree in History. In the 1940's and 1950's Kansas was ravaged by flood waters. Robert was there to help as he always was. Years later he was reading a book that was written about the great flood and found a picture of him and friends helping to clean up the damage. He was a retired Air Force pilot; he flew A1E's, served in Vietnam and earned 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses during his service. He retired after 20 years. He didn't rest though, he then worked for the Federal Government in the Social Security Administration Department for 20 years before retiring . He enjoyed golfing, reading, and volunteering for CASA. He received volunteer of the year for Arkansas for his work in the CASA group. He spent seven years with CASA and then 5 years volunteering at White County Medical Center in Searcy. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Drennan Raynor, they married on July 13, 1957, in Biloxi, Miss.; two children, Gregory (Linda) Raynor of Lake Charles, La. and Lynn (Evan) Guengerich of Victoria, BC; five grandchildren, Stephanie Raynor Marambo, Robert (Rene) Raynor, V, Steven Raynor, Noah and Lydia Guengerich; three great-grandchildren; siblings, William (Francis) Raynor, John (Sandy) Raynor, Jim (Linda) Raynor and Peggy (William) Wiedman. He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Robert Raynor, IV; a sister, Patricia and her husband, Emmett O'Keefe of Omaha, Neb. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. Services will be conducted Tuesday, 10 a.m., Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Searcy. Interment will follow in White County Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www.powellfuneralhome.net.