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Robert Edward Raper

Posted By Hall-Wynne On October 17, 2018 @ 8:19 am In Durham,Obituaries | 6 Comments

Robert “Bob” Edward Raper, Sr, age 78, died at Duke Hospital, Durham, NC on October 15, 2018. He was born on June 27, 1940 to the late Edward and Bessie Raper.
Bob retired from Durham Public Schools duplicating services. He enjoyed life to the fullest and never met a stranger. Being around family was one of his greatest joys.
Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gloria Browning Raper, son, Robert Edward “Eddie” Raper, Jr (Julie) of Hickory, daughter Julie Miller (Jeff) of Hudson, son, David Raper of Durham, sister Betty McDonald of Lodi, CA, and grandchildren, Christopher and Lindsey Raper of Hickory, Jacob, Cole and Kaylee Raper of Durham and Maddi and Chloe Miller of Hudson and nieces Anne Carroll of MD, Susan Coughlin and nephew, Patrick McDonald of CA.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m.in the Hall-Wynne Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Reshearch. Donation Processing The Michael J. Fox Foundation
P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.


Condolences for the family of “Robert Edward Raper”

Condolence from Nancy Mullis on October 17th, 2018 9:55 am

Deepest sympathy to all of you. Gloria, I remember Bobby being such an easy going guy with a great smile. I am so sorry he suffered so long with Parkinson’s. Please know we are praying for al of you.
Hugs and Love,

Nancy Ray Mullis

Condolence from Jane Beavers Hayes on October 17th, 2018 12:08 pm

Bob was only a friend, he was of great help to me when I taught. I am certain that Gloria and the family will miss him. Blessings and prayers to the family.

Jane Beavers Hayes

Condolence from Debra Hall Jones on October 18th, 2018 10:00 am

Prayers for Gloria and all who loved Bobby. He was always such a nice guy and I know he will be missed
more than words can express.
Debbie (Oakley)Jones

Condolence from Barry Holder on October 18th, 2018 4:36 pm

My family and I are truly sorry for your lost. We will have your family and friends in our prayers. He was a very special man and I know he will be missed. I know that he will no longer be in pain and he will be in Gods house now. God Bless.

Condolence from Rita Nurkin Bailey on October 24th, 2018 10:28 pm

Gloria and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. I’ll remember him as such a friendly man, and always smiling. His pride and deep love for his family showed through all he did. Please know I am thinking of you all and sending my deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Rachel Taylor on October 29th, 2018 9:23 pm

Gloria ,just heard that Bob had passed away….so sorry to hear this although he has not been well the last year or so..Out thoughts are with you and the family,Archie and Rachel Taylor

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