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Robert (Bob) Earl Raymond, age 86, of Calvert City, KY

BENTON, Ky. - Robert (Bob) Earl Raymond, age 86, of Calvert City, KY, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013 @ 7:35 a.m. at Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City, KY. He served in the Army during World War II where his platoon was the first to land in Japan after the atomic nuclear bombing. After his military service, he graduated from college with a degree in engineering. He retired from Shawnee Plastics in Kuttawa as V.P. of Engineering. He was also a member of Calvert City V.F.W. Post.

He is survived by his loving wife: Julia "Judy" Ann Burton Raymond of Calvert City, KY ;Five Daughters: Yolanda and husband Paul Sowders, Evansville, IN, Karen and husband Dennis Raider, Fort Branch, IN, Pam Blackburn, Eddyville, KY, Cheryl and husband Tim Schurmeir, Princeton, IN, Denise and husband Jerry Clements, Evansville, IN; a Step Daughter: Sarah and husband Maxie Lee of Calvert City, KY; One Brother: Richard and wife Margaret Sanford, Evansville, IN; Eleven Grandchildren: Brian Foronda, Justin Woodall, Nikki Kissner, Melissa Liddle, Kimberly Schurmeier, Mark Schurmeier, Kelsey Schurmeier, Rylei Clements, Karlei Clements, Elizabeth Mohr, Christopher Williamson; Two Great Grandchildren: Derrick Foronda and Clint Woodall.

He is preceded in death by his Father: Earl Raymond and his Mother and Step Father: Valeda Eichele and Edwin Goebel.

Funeral service will be at Collier Funeral Chapel at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, with Rev. Thomas Williams officiating. Interment will be at Calvert City Cemetery, Calvert City, KY. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Collier Funeral Home in Benton, KY.

Online condolences may be left at collierfuneralhome.com

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