OBITUARY

Robert Everett Rayborn Jr.

September 22, 1965March 25, 2021

ROBERT (ROB) EVERETT RAYBORN JR., age 55 of Pell City, AL went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 25, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Everett Rayborn, Sr. He is survived by his loving and faithful wife, Amy Lynn Rayborn; sons, Robert “Robby” Everett Rayborn III, Danyal Evan Rayborn and Thomas Owen Gibson; daughters, Adrienne Nicole Rayborn, Kelsie Elizabeth Gibson, Meredith Katherine Rader (Dillon) and Emily Claire Blackwood (Dalton); mother, Sharon Lee Rayborn; brother, Ronald Edward Rayborn (Barbie); sister, Stephanie Lee Smith (Ken); one granddaughter with one grandson on the way; and he was the beloved “Uncle Bob” to his 4 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews. Following in his father’s footsteps, Rob was a decorated soldier who served proudly and honorably in the U.S. Army, stateside and abroad, for 32 years of combined active duty and reserve service. He retired as a First Sergeant at the 81st RSC at Fort Jackson in 2016. Most recently he was the Operations and Sales Manager for Red Eye Louie’s, Inc. Rob was a member of Community Presbyterian Church in Moody, AL. His family will receive friends on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Community Presbyterian Church with a celebration of life beginning at 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Priority Veteran https://www.priorityveteran.org/

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, April 2, 2021

Memories

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Dan and Michelle Corum

April 2, 2021

We met Rob and Amy through mutual friends, Blake and Lisa Chapman. In November of 2019 we all took a trip to St. Lucia - it was a great getaway. The time spent with Rob and Amy that week allow us to see how great they are individually, but also as a couple. It was a delight to get to know both of them better that week. Rob not only severed his country, but serves others in so many ways throughout his daily interactions. He will be missed. Heaven gained a worthy angel.

David Gallo

April 1, 2021

My condolences to the Rayborn family. Rob was a true soldier who believed in the Army Values and lived these values daily. He was also a good friend and I enjoyed our time together, especially riding Harleys. I will always have found memories of Rob .. he was taken to young.

Dave Gallo

Bill Goss

March 31, 2021

I met Rob in the Army Reserve back in 2003 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina while we attended the NCO Academy together.

Rob was a great Soldier and a gifted Drill Sergeant but his best quality was being a loyal and caring friend.

After we graduated we went our separate ways and we lost touch until 2012 when we bumped into each other and picked right back up where we left off.

Rob was then working at the 81St RSC emergency operation center (EOC) on Fort Jackson and offered me a job which I accepted. I was having a difficult time finding an affordable place to live so Rob immediately offered me the couch at his apartment, where I stayed for almost a year.

We often rode motorcycles together and spent almost every Thursday night with friends at Dave Perkins back-yard workshop building a hovercraft from a mail order kit. Rob really enjoyed those Thursday nights with his friends, just hanging out talking, telling stories and working on the hovercraft.

I will never forget Rob’s enthusiasm in being an Army leader, his motivation was infectious. He loved to help people and he loved serving his country. I can confidently say that all of his Soldiers and all of his peers are definitely better because of him.

I pray that God will comfort his family and friends during this difficult time.

Rest in peace Rob. God bless you!

With Love and Respect -Bill Goss

Jackie Maddux

March 29, 2021

I met Rob at dinner about 7 years ago. I was acting as Amy’s big brother and putting Rob through a full litmus test of questions. I am not sure how he took me asking them in my former police officer manner. He sat there with a “Rob smile” on his face and patiently assured me that his intentions were honorable and true. Rob passed them all. At that point I gave my conditional seal of approval. He was a great husband/Father to Amy and her family. We will miss you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY