Walt Raynor

Walt Raynor

May 26, 74, Seven Springs

Walter Chesson Raynor, 74, of Seven Springs, passed away during the night of Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Walt was born August 1, 1945 in Martin County to the late Roland Chesson Raynor and Eva Clark Raynor. His beloved wife of 35 years, Sue Barber Raynor, preceded him in death on November 26, 2018.

Often described as a character or a piece of work, Walt was a man who possessed a strong will. He loved doing things his way and in his time. He often said he would just jump in and go to it. Walt feared nothing and would tackle any project without hesitation. He’d figure things out as he went.

The outdoors brought Walt some of his happiest moments. The sight of a trophy buck or a nibble on his fishing line were always sure to bring a smile to Walt.

Walt always wished he had been born in the days of the wild west. A good western movie always got Walt’s attention and for Walt there was no better way to spend an evening.

Walt’s life changed for the better when he met a young lady by the name of Sue Barber in a dance hall at Whichard’s Beach. His blue eyes captured her heart and life was never the same for Walt. He became a man and later gave his life to the Lord because of Sue. Walt worshiped at Union Baptist Church.

A graveside service to remember Walt’s life will be held Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Kinston.

Walt is survived by a son, Roy Linn Ipock and wife, Libby; nine grandchildren, Dale Weaver, Katie Ardon, Christy-Dawn Nelms, Robert Linn Ipock, Zachary Jay LeMaster, Victoria Hill, Kaycee Ipock, Michael Ipock, and Nickodemus Ipock; seven great-grandchildren, C.J., Gabby, Lilly, Audrey, Emmett, Emma and Lucas; and three siblings, Grady Raynor, Spencer Raynor and Faye Bullock. Walt was also preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Sue Hill; son, Michael Ipock; and a brother, Dalton Raynor.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church, c/o Kim Davis, 5026 Liddell Road, Seven Springs, NC 28578. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.