William Franklin Raybuck, 75 of Coolspring passed away quietly at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Raybuck was born in Brookville on February 19, 1944 to the late William Alton and Florence Elizabeth (Sowers) Raybuck. He married his wife, Ilene of nearly 56 years, on July 27, 1963. Ilene survives and resides in Coolspring.
Mr. Raybuck began working for PennDot in 1964 as a laborer and advanced to foreman then to assistance manager before he retired in 2002; a career spanning 38 years. William was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney where he was active in many church activities, a passion he enjoyed very much. He was also a member of the Shriners and John J. Jenks Masonic Lodge here in Punxsutawney. In his spare time, William enjoyed hunting and fishing; especially at Top Sail Island, NC where he fished regularly for over 3o years. He also liked quilting, his pets, and working in his garden. William loved his grandchildren most of all. He was very proud of them and enjoyed spending time in their company as often as time would permit.
William is survived by his wife, Ilene of 56 years; his daughter, Kimberly Ilene Raybuck and her companion Robin S. Mitchell of Punxsutawney and his son, William Todd Raybuck of Coolspring. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Tashe’ Mitchell and Ashley Parente and her husband Justin. His four great-grandchildren are, Nevaeh Parente, Cooper Parente, Alyseia Mitchell and Madison Moore.
Mr. Raybuck was preceded in death by his parents, William and Florence (Sowers) Raybuck.
Friends will be received at the Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc of Punxsutawney on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 2 - 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Friends will then be received at the United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney on Thursday July 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. which will be officiated by Pastor Paul Ritchey.
Mr. Raybuck will be interred at the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Langeville
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Raybuck’s memory can be made to the American Lung Association or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
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