Walter Samuel Raborn "Sam" CHARLOTTE - Walter Samuel (Sam) Raborn, 95, of Charlotte, NC, died Saturday, November 2, 2013, at his residence. Sam was born August 8, 1918, in Charlotte, NC, to the late Walter and Mamie Garrison Raborn. He served in the Army during WWII and was an employee of the City of Charlotte for many years. Sam loved to restore old cars and was a member of the Queen City Model A Club. Along with his parents, Sam was preceded in death by ten brothers and one grandson, Gregory Wayne Raborn. Sam leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 65 years, Johnsie Riggins Raborn; sons, Lowell (Brenda Hubbard) Raborn of Charlotte, Mark (Tammi) Raborn of Concord; daughter, Marty Raborn (Danny) Moore of North Myrtle Beach, SC; grandsons, Matt (Jessica), Bryan, Kyle, Ryan Raborn; grandaughter, Jennifer Raborn; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Annie Gray. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday November 5, 2013, at Derita Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Daigle, Rev. Leroy Grant and Rev. Wayne Raborn (nephew) officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. The family would like to especially thank Sam's good friend Don Pope, Hospice & Paliative Care of Charlotte and the Raborn nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Derita Baptist Church, 2835 W. Sugar Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC 28262 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Charlotte, 1420 East Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at http://www.raymerfh.com/.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Nov. 4, 2013