Raeford Henry “Rae” Rabon

Raeford Henry “Rae” Rabon

Death 9 Jul 2006 (aged 71)
Burial Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 84410976 · View Source
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Raeford Henry Rabon
1934 - 2006

Raeford H. "Rae" Rabon

Columbia - Raeford Henry "Rae" Rabon, 71, of Columbia, died at his home on Sunday morning, July 9, 2006 surrounded by his family after a short bout with cancer. Rae set a true example of unselfish devotion to his family and friends.

The funeral service for Mr. Rabon will be held 11:00 o`clock on July 12, 2006 at North Trenholm Baptist Church with The Rev. Dr. Paul H. Ballard officiating. Internment will follow in Memorial Gardens of Columbia Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the "Coffee Buddies at Lizard`s Thicket" as well as members of the Bowen Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o`clock Tuesday evening, July 11, 2006, at Shives Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to North Trenholm Baptist Church, 6515 N. Trenholm Road, Columbia, S.C. 29206 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, S.C. Chapter, 215 East Bay Street, Suite 205-B, Charleston, S.C. 29401.

Born in Conway, SC, he was a son of the late Henry and Mattie Rabon. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Rae was a member of North Trenholm Baptist Church where he was also a member of the Bowen Sunday School Class. He was also a member of American Legion Post 6.

Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Lola B. Rabon; sons, Alton Rabon of Columbia, Major Cliff Harris and wife Shannon of Hawaii; daughter, Kimberly Rabon Purvis and husband LCDR Danny Purvis of Dahlgren, VA; grandchildren, Shelby Purvis, Kylie Purvis, Jackson Purvis, Savannah Purvis; sisters, Betty Eason and husband Danny of Murrells Inlet, SC, Sandra Ammons and husband Butch of Myrtle Beach, SC, Dr. Sherrill Loring and husband Dr. David Loring of Gainesville, FL; brother, Danny Rabon and wife Scarlett of Marion, SC. He was predeceased by a son, Darron Rabon.

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