WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Billy Ray Raper

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Sept. 13, 1941 — Oct.19, 2020

Billy Ray Raper of Wilson passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Due to COVID-19, there will not be a funeral service. The family will receive friends at the home.

Billy was the son of the late Bertha Hinnant Raper Wood and Plummer Wiley Raper, and the stepson of the late Ernest Randolph Wood.

Billy is survived by his wife, Edna Earle Patterson Raper; daughter, Laura Raper Harris and husband, Jeffrey Alan Harris; his grandsons, who were his pride and joy, Ryan Alan Harris and fianceé, Kendra Marie Fischer, and Reid Aaron Harris and his special friend, Emma Cosby Lantz; and his brothers, Sammie Gene Raper and wife, Frances, and Lannis Pete Raper.

In the memory of Billy please consider memorials to West Nash United Methodist Church, 2200 Nash St. N., Wilson, North Carolina 27896.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.