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William "Bill" Rape


1931 - 2016 Notice Condolences
William "Bill" Rape Notice
Rape, William BillDr. Rape, 84, went to his eternal rest with his Lord on March 29, 2016. Dr. Rape was born in Port Orange, FL on September 10, 1931. He obtained his Pharmacy Degree at the University of Florida and continued his education, graduating from Emory University with his Medical Degree in 1957. Dr. Rape moved his family to Sanford and began his cardiology practice, which lasted for 35 years. He then served as the on-staff Cardiologist at the VA Hospital in Daytona Beach, FL for several more years before fully retiring. Dr. Rape was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church, Lake Mary, FL. He was passionate about hunting, fishing and gardening. Dr. Rape was predeceased by his parents Junius Chalmers Rape and Annie Lora Carlton Rape. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy Jane Michael Rape. Together they had four sons: Robert Chalmers Rape, Dr. William Gregory Rape (Melissa Rape), Stephen Christopher Rape RPh (Jeannine Pilgrim Rape), David Jonathan Rape. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren: Joshua Rape, Kristen Johnston, Ashley Rape, Andrew Rape, Kelsey Rape, Anna Rape, Brandon Rape, Logan Rape, Makayla Rape and Cameron Rape. Also surviving him, one great grandson, Samuel Johnston. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Baldwin-Fairchild Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sanford April 1, 2016 from 6pm - 8pm. Dr. Rape's service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Lake Mary, April 2, 2016 at 2pm with a reception to follow. A private family graveside service will follow the reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Rape's memory to either online at www.stjude.org or by check to 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Grace UMC 499 N. Country Club Rd., Lk Mary, FL 32746.
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Apr. 1, 2016
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