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Robert Michael Raynor

09/03/1952 - 04/22/2023


Obituary For Robert Michael Raynor

Robert “Rabbit” Michael Raynor, 70 of Arden, NC passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Born in Queens, NY on September 3, 1952 he was the son of the late William and Emily Hill Raynor. He was also preceded in death by his best friend, David Penley on the same day in 2020.

Rabbit retired from Kearfott and worked as a quality control inspector. He loved cars and was a racing enthusiast.

Survivors included his wife of 35 years, Angelika Raynor; his favorite daughter, Alexandra Raynor both of the home; cousins, Cecil Shade and Jimmy Burton; and special friend, Darlene Penley.

Rabbit was a friend to everyone he met and was loved by many. He will be deeply missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 3-5pm at Midway Tavern in Fletcher, NC.

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  • 04/28/2023

    Robert was a friend of mine. We work together at Kearfott in Quality Control from 2007 to mid teens. He taught Cindi and I the ropes there at Kearfott. Those were my favorite times at Kearfott. We were a great team together. He always remembered my birthday another occasions. He was a good man and I will miss him. Carmella Shook

  • 04/25/2023

    I was so saddened to hear of Robert's passing. I have many happy memories of your family from TCR band days. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you adjust to your new normal.

  • 04/25/2023

    Our condolences to Robert's family. He was a good friend of my brother in High School. They spent many a day(s) working on cars in our yard. He was a really nice guy and I know he will be dearly missed.

  • 04/24/2023

    "Das einzig Wichtige im Leben sind die Spuren der Liebe, die wir hinterlassen, wenn wir gehen." In stiller Erinnerung

  • 04/24/2023

    Death is a horizon, and a horizon is nothing but the limit of our vision. When we mourn someone, others are happy to see them again behind this border..... In loving memory Gabriele and Martin

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