Van Dwight Raper
October 16, 1945 – March 14, 2022
Van Dwight Raper, age 76, passed away Monday, March 14, 2022. Van was a Vietnam War Veteran and also a member of many other Veteran organizations, a member of The American Legion Post No. 13 for fifty plus years, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6651 and a member of Sons of The American Legion for eighteen years. Van was a co-founder of Aggressive Towing and a former employee of Mangum`s. He was the past president of Woodman of the World Lucama Chapter, a member of the NRA and an avid fan of the Wilson Tobs. He was also a member of Lucama United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Arthur and Lucille Barnes Raper; sister, Phyllis Monteith; brothers, David and Timmie Raper.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Cheryl Bass Raper of the home; sons, Kevin Raper (Beth) and Dwight “Whitey” Raper both of Lucama; sisters, Deborah Lawson (Bill) of Kenly, Lottie Raper of Pikeville; brothers, John Raper (Linda) of Kenly, Edward “Shorty” Raper of Goldsboro, Kenneth Raper of Pikeville and Steve Raper of Lucama; grandson, Aaron Raper (Karli Patrick) of Lucama.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Shingleton Funeral Home and other times at the home of Van and Cheryl.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Shingleton Funeral Home with the Dr. Joe Stallings officiating. Interment will follow in Maplewood cemetery.
Shingleton Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Raper family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Robert B. Anderson American Legion Post 13 P.O. Box 3065 Wilson, NC 27895.
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