Robert William Raymo

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Services Robert William Raymo, of Sulphur, were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday March 6, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sulphur officiated by Father Billy Lewis. Burial was at 3:00 p.m. at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City with Deacon Dennis Fine officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home. Robert took his last breath at the VA Center in Sulphur, on March 1, 2018 at the age of 94 years and 11 months. He was born April 1, 1923 in Springfield, Mass., to Percy and Myrtle (Peets) Raymo. He graduated from St. John’s Academy in 1942. He joined the Army Air Force in 1943 and was discharged in 1946. While in the service he met his wife of 72 years, Edith Delene Franks. They were married on December 26, 1945 in Greenville, Texas and moved to Syracuse, N.Y., where their four children were born. He began his career with the General Electric Company, was part of the team in the design of the first color TV. In 1963 GE transferred him to Oklahoma City, where he worked in management, building computers. He retired after 27 years and moved to Sulphur, where they built their lake home on the Lake of the Arbuckles. In 1974 Bob and Edith briefly opened a Western Auto Store. Later he worked at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf for 10 years as their transportation officer. Bob was a dedicated member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church all of his life in Sulphur. He served communion to the sick at the Veterans Center and was an active choir member. He was very active in the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and Artist of the Arbuckles, where he and Edith were long time members. He began a hobby of wood, by using his scroll saw and winning many ribbons for his beautiful artwork. Edith would paint his woodwork to produce the finished products. Their home is a museum of their gorgeous handiwork. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Deborah Raymo Shepherd. He is survived by his wife, Edith Raymo, of Sulphur; son, Gary Raymo and wife Darla of Sulphur; daughters, Delene Abbott, of Cassville, Mo. and Linda McDonald and husband Kenny, of Oklahoma City; son-in-law, Shan Shepherd and wife DeAnn; grandchildren, Michelle McCasland, Jaime Trendle, Misty Rusher, Gayla McClure, Melissa Beale, Ryan Raymo, Kyle McDonald, Kimberly Moates and Stephen Shepherd IV; great grandchildren, Reese Johnson, Alicen Johnson, Katelyn Kvamso, Aubrey Rusher, Chaise Trendle, Addie Trendle, Mady McClure, Maci McClure, Katie Beth Beale, Brayson Beale, Launa Raymo, Hayden Raymo, Kaden McDonald, Lucas Mc- Donald, Eleanore Moates, Madeline Moates, Catherine Moates and Stephen Shepherd V. Pallbearers were Kyle McDonald, Brian Beale, Mike McClure, Chad Trendle, Ryan Raymo, Shan Shepherd, and Stephen Shepherd. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Online condolences may be sent to

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