William Raybourn


February 14, 2019

William "Bob" Raybourn, 90, of Shawnee, died on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at his home. The son of Harry and Rosa (Stevener) Raybourn, he was born on July 26, 1928, in Appleton City, Missouri.

He graduated from Appleton City High School. On Jan. 23, 1950, he married Georgia Mae Childress in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They enjoyed almost 48 years of marriage prior to her death on Jan. 9, 1998.

On July 13, 1999, he married Laverne Thompson in Wheeler County, Texas. She passed away on Jan. 26, 2015.

Mr. Raybourn spent several years in construction, starting with home building then moving into road and highway construction. He spent the majority of life however, working in oil and gas. He was a member of the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Commission, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and the National Asphalt Pavement Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; a brother, Straton Raybourn; two brothers-in-law, Jim Bock and Jim Haynes; and a son-in-law, Ross Cook.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Jim and Margo Raybourn, St Louis Missouri area; daughters and son-in-law Kathy and Bill Whitecotton, Shawnee, and Mona Cook, Kingston; stepson and daughter-in-law, Rick and Becky Thompson; stepdaughter Sherry Kendall; grandchildren Jennifer and Mark Broyles, Candi Raybourn, Trey and Sarah Raybourn, Jaime Hightower, Khris and Laura Kendall, Amber and Bruce Rinehart, Josh and Sharon Thompson, Jacob and Carley Thompson, Will Thompson, and Elizabeth Thompson; great grandchildren Anna Raybourn, Will Raybourn, Sam Raybourn, Karson Kendall, Katie Kendall, Will Rinehart, Brak Rinehart, Audrey Thompson and Miles Thompson; brothers and sisters-in-law Fred and Diane Raybourn and Harry Lee and Patricia Raybourn; sisters Julia Ann Bock and Charlene Haynes; and numerous nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

A graveside service was held Feb. 9 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Rev. Mike McCauley officiating. Services were under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.


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