August 5, 1948 – June 16, 2021
WENDELL – Larry Vance Raper, 72, passed away on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021. He was born in Wake County to the late Willard Otha Raper & Mildred Marie Boykin. Larry served his country honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and was awarded with several medals for his service there. He later went on to own his own business as a Roofer. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sally Knott Raper.
He is survived by his sisters, Carolyn Raper of Pilot, Vicki Pulley of Zebulon, Brenda Raper of Wendell, and Geri Gilmore (Tim) of Wendell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/donate.
Visitation 1-2pm, Monday, East Wake Church of God. Funeral service will follow at 2 pm. Burial, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com.