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Friday, June 18, 2021

Wesley Howard Raynor

Wesley Howard Raynor
Wesley Howard Raynor

Wesley Howard Raynor, 75, of Ocala, FL, passed away on April 29, 2021 in Ocala, Florida. He was born February 17, 1946 in Pensacola, Florida to Dewey Daniel Raynor and Irene Ruth Glopfenstein.

Wesley graduated from Harlan High School Class of 1964. After a brief time in college, Wesley was drafted and served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968. While serving, he taught electronics at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He then went on to Vietnam where he served at a high level in communications. He was a very proud veteran and was honored to serve his country.

Wesley had a very successful career at Hallsmith˗Sysco retiring in 2002. He rose to be one of the top salesmen, also known as the famous “Chunky Chicken.” Upon his retirement, he had achieved the title of sales manager.

Wesley was saved as a teenager because of his very special uncle, Uncle Jacobs who introduced him to gospel music. He had a love for the Lord and a passion for gospel music to which he pursued his entire life. Wesley was successful bringing gospel music to New England. He became highly involved in getting the Gaither Home Coming concerts to Worcester and Lowell, Mass and Portland, Maine, as well as Ernie Haase and Signature Sound and The Blackwood Brothers. On March 1st, 2014, he became an Ordained Christian Minister. Wesley was a very devoted servant of God who had touched and blessed many, many lives throughout his lifetime. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Wesley was predeceased by his first wife of 49 years, Ruth Hammond Raynor.

Wesley leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Sharon Pike Raynor; two sons, Jonathan Raynor and his wife Cathy of Long Meadow, Mass, and Timothy of Woburn, MA; grandchildren Joshua Raynor and twins Emily and Jackson Raynor; His stepdaughter Rebekah Miura and her husband Reagan Miura of Honolulu, Hawaii. Three brothers Kevin and his wife Rita of West Milton, Ohio; Ray of Auburn, Indiana; and Jim and his wife Laura of Cuttler, Indiana.