Robert “Bob” Earl Raymond, 86, of Calvert City, died Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:35 a.m. at Calvert City Convalescent Center.
He served in the Army during World War II where his platoon was the first to land in Japan after the atomic bombing.
After his military service, he graduated from college with a degree in engineering. He retired from Shawnee Plastics in Kuttawa as vice-president of engineering. He was also a member of Calvert City VFW Post.
He is survived by his loving wife, Julia “Judy” Ann Burton Raymond of Calvert City, five daughters, Yolanda and husband Paul Sowders, Evansville, Ind., Karen and husband Dennis Raider, Fort Branch, Ind., Pam Blackburn, Eddyville, Cheryl and husband Tim Schurmeir, Princeton, Ind., Denise and husband Jerry Clements, Evansville, Ind.; stepdaughter, Sarah and husband Maxie Lee of Calvert City; one brother: Richard and wife Margaret Sanford, Evansville, Ind.; 11 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 stepfather, Valeda Eichele and Edwin Goebel.
Funeral service will be at Collier Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, with Rev. Thomas Williams officiating. Interment will be at Calvert City Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Collier Funeral Home in Benton.
Online condolences may be left at collierfuneralhome.com.