William "Buddy" Raby, Jr.
May 13, 1955 - June 12, 2021
Arlington, Virginia - William "Buddy" Raby, son of Bud and Marie Raby, and brother of Linda Mullis and Ronnie Raby, died on a Saturday night in June at the age of 66. Decades too soon, he nevertheless passed on his terms with great dignity. Buddy loved his family and was a loyal friend to others—he never met a stranger. He enjoyed traveling and good food. His tribute is in the memories of everyone who ever heard him laugh or saw him smile. Buddy's gift was his personality and the joy he brought to any situation, no matter the circumstances. Buddy is survived by the love of his life, Lee Ann (Thurmond) Raby, with whom he had two children with dark eyes, Adam and Liz. Buddy also had two outstanding grandchildren; Oliver and Valentina, and welcomed son-in-law, Nick Partridge and daughter-in-law, Christina Raby into his family.
He was surrounded by love and family on his final day in his home full of laughter and light, with the sounds of his grandchildren playing in the next room. Buddy Raby was the embodiment of a good man and he will be deeply missed.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Johns Hopkins Colorectal Cancer Research Center of Excellence at Johns Hopkins Colorectal Cancer Research Center of Excellence
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Published by The Telegraph on Jun. 20, 2021.