Robert (Bob) Gleason Rayburn Jr went to his heavenly home on May 11, 2019. He leaves his wife Margaret, his sweetheart of 73 years, children Sharon Boteler, Rick (Toy) and Julie (Webb) Evans Hatten. He also leaves four grandchildren Nathan Boteler and Joshua (Ashley) Boteler, Tyler (Amy) Evans, and Megan Rynn Evans along with six great grandchildren. He was born in Flushing, Michigan, on September 16, 1924. He was living in Ridgeland, but had lived in Laurel for 33 years, prior to living in Jackson for more than 20 years. He was a World War II veteran, serving in Korea. He retired from Reagan Equipment company in 1989, the same year their beloved youngest son Dan passed away. He was a devout Christian, a loving husband and father and devoted grandfather. He was a longtime member of both Hillcrest Baptist Church in Jackson and First Baptist Church Laurel, where he sang tenor in the choir and served as a deacon. He enjoyed golf, his grandchildren and most especially entertaining people with his jokes. His love of chocolate was legendary. He will be sorely missed by all who loved him.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Laurel at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be in Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Randy Turner will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Boteler, Nathan Boteler, Tyler Evans, Richard Rayburn, Dee Dosher Jr., Webb Hatten.

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