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John Arthur "Johnny" "Pop" Raybern

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John “Johnny” “Pop” Arthur Raybern, age 84, passed away on March 15, 2022, at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Johnny was born October 10, 1937, to Glen Roswell Raybern and Julia Mae Brown in Columbus, Ohio.

He joined the United States Airforce at the age of 18 and served his country from November 1955 to November 1961 as Load Master on Military Aircrafts. In January 2003 he was united in marriage to Eleanor Oleta Stone Dunn and instantly bestowed the nickname “Pop”.

Johnny enjoyed living life and spending time with his family. His hobbies included watching football, attending baseball games so he could eat hotdogs, and good nature bantering with anyone. Sappy movies, meaningful gifts, and The Star-Spangled banner would bring tears to his eyes as well as hugs from his family. Being in the company of children and visiting aviation museums would bring a smile to his face, and if you had an errand to run, he was racing for his shoes and walker to be able to go. Although our hearts are sad with his passing, we are left with wonderful memories and the peace of knowing he rests in the arms of God.

Johnny was preceded in death by his beloved wife Oleta Raybern; Parents Glen and Julia Raybern; Brothers Charles, Harold, Glen, and Larry Raybern; Sisters Betty Raybern, Beatrice Cox, and Mary Lawson.

He is survived by his children: Janet (Terry) Fox of Richmond, VA; June (Dave) Rothchild of Minot, ND; Judy (John) Sullivan of Springboro, Ohio; and Jerry (Delanna) Dunn of Springboro, Ohio; seven grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Military Honors conducted by the Combined Honor Guard will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the First Freedom Baptist Church with Rev. Henry Watts, Jr., officiating, a Celebration of Life service will immediately follow the Military Services. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12 :00 p.m. (1 hour prior to the service) at the church on Saturday. 

If so, desired memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P O Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in Mr. Raybern's memory. 

Please share memories and condolences at www.swartfuneralhome.com. Expressions of Sympathy, Love, and Thinking of You cards may be sent to The Family of Mr. John A. Raybern, C/O Swart Funeral Home, 207 E. Central Ave., West Carrollton, Ohio 45449.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 2, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Freedom Baptist Church
3315 Main Street
Moraine , Ohio 45439

Celebration of Life
Saturday
April 2, 2022

12:00 PM
First Freedom Baptist Church
3315 Main Street
Moraine , Ohio 45439

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