August 12, 1935 – May 13, 2019
Roy Max Raynor, Sr, 83 of Garner, NC, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2019.
Roy was born in Johnston County, NC to John C. Raynor, Sr. and Alice P. Raynor on August 12, 1935. He was a graduate of Cleveland High School and attended NC State University. He married his high school sweetheart, Clara, on November 22, 1956 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Garner, NC. Roy sold heavy construction equipment for many years. He became manager and vice-president of Construction Equipment Pool, Inc. in Clayton, NC. After retirement, he owned and operated Roy Raynor Mini Storage. Roy loved his Savior, Jesus Christ. At Mount Zion, he faithfully served as treasurer, lay leader and taught Sunday School for many years. Baseball was a lifelong passion of his and he enjoyed playing, coaching and watching. He was an avid NC State fan. He and Clara loved to travel all over the country and internationally.
Roy loved his family and many loved him. He was a beloved big brother, wonderful husband, dad, grandfather and great-grandfather, uncle, coach and teacher.
Roy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Clara P. Raynor; children, Dr. R. Max Raynor, Jr. and wife, Teresa, April R. Byrd and husband, Dr. Alan Byrd, Dr. Eric Raynor and wife, Susan and Dee R. Whittington and husband, Neal; sister, Faye Cline; brother, Dr. Dewey Raynor and wife, Becky; grandchildren, John Raynor and wife, Mary, Anna Marbry and husband, Mike, Mary Beth Massengill and husband, Brody, Emily Raynor, Will Raynor, Jack Raynor and Raynor Whittington and great-grandchildren, Edie Raynor and Julia Marbry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffrey P. Raynor; brothers, John C. Raynor, Jr., Danford E. Raynor, Sr., and Billy W. Raynor; brother in law, Banks Cline and sisters in law, Myrtle Ann Raynor and Sue Raynor. Pallbearers will be Dr. Alan Byrd, Neal Whittington, John Raynor, Mike Marbry, Brody Massengill, Will Raynor and Jack Raynor. Honorary pallbearers will be from the Fishers of Men Sunday School class.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mount Zion Building Fund in Roy's memory. The Raynor family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the great care he received by all of his doctors and nurses. Visitation will be on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10am at Mount Zion Church, 15772 NC-50 N., Garner, NC 27529. Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Leonard Rex, will begin immediately following at 11am. A committal service will follow at Mount Zion Church cemetery.
- Clara P. Raynor, Wife
- Dr. R. Max Raynor Jr, Son
- Teresa Raynor, Daughter-in-law
- Apirl R. Byrd, Daughter
- Dr. Alan Byrd, Son-in-law
- Dr. Eric Raynor, Son
- Susan Raynor, Daughter-in-law
- Dee R. Whittington, Daughter
- Neal Whittington, Son-in-law
- Faye Cline, Sister
- Dr. Dewey Raynor, Brother
- Becky Raynor, Sister-in-law
- John Raynor and wife Mary, Grandchild
- Anna Marbry and husband Mike, Grandchild
- Mary Beth Massengill and husband Brody, Grandchild
- Emily Raynor, Grandchild
- Will Raynor, Grandchild
- Jack Raynor, Grandchild
- Raynor Whittington, Grandchild
- Edie Raynor, Great Grandchild
- Julia Marbry, Great Grandchild
- John C. Raynor Sr. (deceased), Father
- Alice P. Raynor (deceased), Mother
- Jeffrey P. Raynor (deceased), Son
- John C. Raynor Jr. (deseased), Brother
- Danford E. Raynor Sr. (deceased), Brother
- Billy W. Raynor (deceased), Brother
- Banks Cline (deceased), Brother-in-law
- Myrtle Ann Raynor (deceased), Sister-in-law
- Sue Raynor (deceased), Sister-in-law
- Dr. Alan Byrd
- Neal Whittington
- John Raynor
- Mike Marbry
- Brody Massengill
- Will Raynor
- Jack Raynor
- Fishers of Men Sunday School Class, Honorary
- Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, May 17, 2019
- Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019
Mr. Raynor always made us smile with his visits to the office. His quick wit and sweet demeanor will forever be remembered. He and Ms. Clara have headed an exemplary family that blesses my soul! Today i am sad thinking that i won’t get to see him smile in person again on earth, but i can thank God for the legacy that Mr. Raynor leaves behind.
May 15, 2019
One of the most kindest and sweetest men I ever met. Enjoyed when he worked at NCDOR. Thank you Lord for letting our paths cross.
God bless the family during this time. May you find comfort knowing what a treasure he was to so many.
Trude Matthews Blinson
May 15, 2019
Apri, Eric and all the family, I'm sending love to you and praying for you with my deepest sympathy. May Christ wrap you in His loving arms as you go through this season in your lives. I remember Mr. Raynor very fondly. As a child who grew up without a daddy in her life, every encounter with others became very important, even life-shaping. Whenever I was around Mr. Raynor, it was always a positive, jovial and encouraging interaction. You all were so very blessed to have him in your lives. I never told him personally how much I appreciated him, and he probably didn't even realize the impact he had on my life (we are rarely aware of those around us, watching to see who we truly are). I'll just tell him when I see him again in heaven!
In Christ's love, Trude
May 13, 2019
Worked with Mr. Roy for several years at the Dept of Revenue. We talked about many of life's stories but he really liked talking baseball. Roy was a good man and he will be missed.