Thursday, April 21, 2011

Richard S. Raby Obituary

Richard S. Raby
Hancock County Courier
Feb. 17, 2011

Richard Stuart Raby, 8o, of Greer, SC passed away, Saturday, January 2, 2011 of cancer.
Richard was a lifelong advocate for service members, having served his country in the Army, surviving almost 2 ½ years as a POW during the Korean War. He was influential in the creation and placement of the Korean War Memorial in Hendersonville, NC.
He appeared on the news, and spoke to newspapers and ROTC groups in an effort to always remind others the ‘Freedom is Not Free’.
Raby was the recipient of several service medals from the U.S. Army.
He was a regular volunteer at Greer Soup Kitchen.
He is survived by his wife, Treva Ellen Barnhart Raby, a former resident of Pughtown, (now New Manchester) and a daughter of the late C. Everett and Ada Barnhart; four daughters, Sharon (Duane) Legere, Bridget (Stephen) Penn, Shelia (Gerald) Johnson, and Cecelia Raby; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 6 at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Chaplain Tracey Bennett.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association of South Carolina-Piedmont, 11 Brendan Way, Greenville, SC 29615; children Incorporated, 4205 Dover Road, Richmond, VA 23221 or any local food bank or soup kitchen.
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