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Obituary for John R. Raymond

Raymond, John R.
Battle Creek

John Robert Raymond, age 73, passed away on December 27, 2019 at his home. John was born on September 11, 1946 in Marshall, the son of George and Rena (McMurtrie) Raymond. A veteran, John proudly served his country in the United States Army, he was later employed as a custodian at the Federal Center in Battle Creek for over twenty years. John enjoyed traveling, trips to the sand dunes with his dogs, going out to eat with friends, and riding his scooter with his wife. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 298. Most importantly John enjoyed spending time with his family. John is survived by his wife: Daria (Edwards) Raymond; son: Jason Raymond; daughter: Brenda (Ron) Shepard; grandchildren: Casey Shepard and Cora Shepard; two great grandchildren; brothers: Richard Raymond, Jim (Teresa) Raymond, and Mark Raymond; sisters: Sharon Geist, Shirley Sinkler, and Jeanne (Brian) Sinkler; aunt: Hazel Raymond; several nieces and nephews; and beloved dog Bo. John was preceded in death by his parents; sister: Nancy Raymond; brothers: David Raymond, and Tim Raymond; and dog: Luke. John’s family will receive friends on Sunday, December 29, 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home where his funeral service will be conducted on Monday, December 30, 2019, 1:00 PM, Pastor Mike McCrumb officiating. Interment with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 45 will take place in Banfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the ASPCA of Southwest Michigan will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for John’s family.