William Lee "Bill" Raby

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, August 10, 1943
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020

WOOSTER – William Lee “Bill” Raby, 76, of Wooster passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at The Avenue of Wooster.

Bill was born August 10, 1943 in Wooster, the son of Paul C. and Lela Rickabaugh Raby.  He married Twyla Sweigert on May 9, 1964.  She survives.

He retired from Borg Warner/Rexroth after 43 years of employment.  He formerly attended the Blachleyville Church of Christ.  Bill loved farming (sheep) and bowling and was a former member of the Elks Lodge.

He proudly served his country with the US Army from 1966-1968.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Twyla, is a daughter, Rachelle (Patrick) Provence of Wooster; grandchildren Ashley Provence and Michael Provence, Jr.; siblings Fred (Gloria) Raby of Ann Arbor, Dorothy “Dotti” Udell of Wooster and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Noon at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Seville.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the 555th Honors Detachment, 14834 Jordan Rd., Creston, OH 44217.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.


Memorial Contributions: 

555th Honors Detachment, 14834 Jordan Rd., Creston, OH 44217


Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Funeral service on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Noon


Great man , never forget him

Bill was a very giving man with an easy smile. Many years ago he helped me get my first lawnmower delivered and going. He'll be missed a lot. My sympathy for his family and friends.

Twyla & Rachelle,
I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a very kind soul and it was a pleasure knowing him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

I worked with Bill for over 30 years, he was a honest, kind and a friendly person. I enjoyed visiting him at the Avenue. He always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed.

To the family of Mr Raby, We are very sorry to hear of his passing. All of you are in our prayers and may God bless you with peace and comfort that only he can can give at this very difficult time.

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