Edgar Taylor Rabon
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SALISBURY - Mr. Edgar Taylor Rabon, 84, of Salisbury, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.
Mr. Rabon was born June 22, 1928, in Rowan County, the son of the late Mamie Rainey Rabon and Luther Moore Rabon. He was educated in Rowan County schools and proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Missouri BB63 and USS Tarawa CV40. He retired from Cannon Mills Plant 7 in Salisbury.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Georgia Bell Rabon Pinkston; his brothers, Homer Rabon, Clement Jethro Rabon, Carl Rabon (Dutch), and Hayden Spencer Rabon (Penny); and his two grandsons, Jamie Linn Rabon and James Todd Cameron, who he treasured dearly.
His love for his family and his Lord was his greatest treasures.
Mr. Rabon is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Ruby Bullins Rabon, to whom he was married for 64 years. He is also survived by his three children who he adored: Shelby Snyder and husband Mike, Edward Taylor Rabon (Junior) and his wife Betsy and Ruth Cameron and her husband James Nathan, all of Salisbury. He was blessed with eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Rabon (Rosco) was an avid golfer and won many titles in Rowan County. He enjoyed playing golf and competing with his son. He loved the mountains and the beach. He adored his pet and companion, Cocoa. He was loved and adored by all who knew him. Above all, he treasured every moment with his family.
Service: Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday (Dec. 31) at Summersett Memorial Chapel. The Rev. R.J. Hammond will officiate. Interment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Monday (Dec. 31) at Summersett Funeral Home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his beloved Dunn's Mountain Baptist Church, 1350 Old Stone House Road, Salisbury, NC 28146.
Our gratitude goes out to Dr. Robert Bertram, Dr. William Brinkley, Dr. Gregory Mitro and Dr. Francesco and their staff for their excellent care and compassion.
Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com
Published in Salisbury Post on Dec. 29, 2012